The Great "Huh…"

Somewhere between Nebraska and California, a thought occurred to me. No, it wasn’t the only one during the three-and-a-half hour flight… As I looked out my airplane window, confronted by perfect squares of farmland, this particular thought jumped up and kicked my brain directly in its ass (who knew the brain had an ass?). I would say it was one of those …

For Those Not Feeling It Today

I wanted to share this awesome article written by Herbert Lui. I discovered it through a tweet from Jason Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator which I am currently over halfway through (a review to come later on this, so far, hell of a book). Lui’s post ties in to what I’ve recently been going on about. It also includes a brilliant quote from Bill …

Let's Write Together, Redux

Firstly, thank you to everyone for such a huge response. Instead of replying in the comments, I thought I should follow up on the original post and clarify an important point being brought up, specifically: 12 hours? Are you !#*$!* kidding me? I should have realized that talking about a 12 hour writing session needed to be qualified often, and in bold. I …

Let's Write Together, but Apart, but Together

Over the past weekend, I read The Frustrated Songwriter’s Handbook (click on the cover for an Amazon link). I picked it up several months back, and to tell you the truth, I can’t remember exactly how I came to purchase it. I think I read a comment somewhere, probably reddit, and was intrigued. I do remember the person mentioning they used …

I Poke Slow

As a fairly new writer, it would behoove me (sorry if I reminded you of an old boss with that phrase) to pick a topic for my novel that I’m intimately familiar with. That way, I could focus more on the actual craft of storytelling; more of an 80/20 split between writing and research. But I didn’t. Why not? I …

Finding your Genius

Some of you may already be familiar with this TED Talk, but it recently wound up on my browser doorstep and I found the idea agreeable: -Phillip