A Writer’s Hygiene – 1,000 Nights of Short Stories, Poetry, and Essays

I seem to be a glutton for challenges these days. Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s short story advice, I’m two-and-a-half weeks into one of his other (paraphrased) suggestions: Every day, for the next 1,000 days, read one short story, one poem, and one essay. That’s just a small part of this amazing speech he gave in 2001. Spend some time watching …

Gimme a Jawbreaker – Writing 52 Short Stories In 52 Weeks

What does one do when life, after a chaotic interlude, begins its return to normalcy? Bite off more than one can chew, of course! In the fashion of a teenager vowing to never drink again after his first hangover, a big part of me wonders if I’m going to regret this decision in a week: In addition to posting every …