Addressing My Own Stubbornness

Great conversation and comments on yesterday’s post! Thank you for all who contributed. I’ve read through most of your reasons for being stubborn by not walking away from the written word and indulging fully in the technology age, and I’ve got to say, many of you are much deeper and intellectually-minded than I am. IContinue reading “Addressing My Own Stubbornness”

The Burden of Creativity

We creative types have a difficult job. Essentially, our job is to create something out of nothing. Our job is to be original. To stand out. And eventually, to not only find fulfillment in our creation but fulfill others with it. For most creative-types, we strive to guide our audiences through an emotional journey. . .Continue reading “The Burden of Creativity”

Not What It Seems

Since I was young I’ve had bad hearing. Thirty-percent hearing loss in one ear and forty-percent in the other. Something like that. As a result I used to get words words wrong all the time. For instance… I thought there was an N in early: “Earnly.” I used to say “supposebly” instead of “supposedly.” (ExceptContinue reading “Not What It Seems”

The Infamous Three-Letter Question

My daughter is starting to ask “Why?” to everything that happens. Most parents get annoyed by it, but I’ve decided to engage her, because I don’t want to stifle her curiosity, or give her any indication that asking “Why?” is at all a bad thing. For instance, I showed her Disney’s The Muppets (2011) for the first timeContinue reading “The Infamous Three-Letter Question”

Writers: Cut Out the Middle Man!

I came across this article by Chuck Sambuchino, “The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents.” With all due respect to all of the contributors of the article, I must call a time out. Since when did these agents’ opinions become the standard by which books are written? Who set them upContinue reading “Writers: Cut Out the Middle Man!”

Editing and Critique Services Being Offered

All authors are gods in their own eyes. We think our work is the greatest thing produced under the sun, until someone comes around and points out the many flaws in our “flawless” work. Hopefully you’re not like me and require multiple people pointing out your flaws until you finally swallow the bitter pill of humilityContinue reading “Editing and Critique Services Being Offered”