I’m not sure of the last time I posted here. Not just a link to a podcast or something like that. I mean a real thing I’ve written. It’s kind of fallen to the side. The last few months I’ve been dealing with making it through that thing we are all dealing with. So far, … More I’ve haven’t been writing.
After a while of planning I finally had time to sit down with the one and only Adam Wing to record what will become the first episode of our podcast (tentatively) called Write Good. I’m breaking that rule of never announce any details until they are a little more cemented, but I had such a … More Coming Soon: Write Good.
A little while ago I wrote a post about using your interests to make sure you enjoy what it is you are doing. The idea being that even if it isn’t the “best” way, you’ll get better results if you are having fun. I wanted to follow that up with another real world strategy: turning … More Do It How You Like (coda)
I feel like I have two main sets of hobbies. There is reading and writing. Everyone can see how those link up. You read. You read enough, and maybe you want to tell stories yourself. Makes sense in a way. Those skills seem linked. And the. There are the other two. Writing (again) and strumming. … More Strumming and Writing
Part two of our discussion on “Write what you know.” You can find the first part here, where I write about the importance of research as well as grounded things in genuine experience. This is the one where I am a little worried, because I feel it is likely to bring out stronger feelings. Few … More Write What You Learn (2)
Never in my life have I had to stare down a dragon. It just has never happened. And most likely never will, unless those scientists get super silly. The good news is that even though I can write about dragons, no one really expects me to have experienced them. But it seems that there are … More Write What You Learn (1)
I’m sitting on the train listening to blues. Gary Clark, Jr. if you are curious. Today has been a day. Long and tiring. It a bad day, although there were moments in it that certainly weren’t good. My four year old is having a difficult time that time moves in even when he doesn’t want … More End of the Day
I’ve been learning Japanese for almost twenty years. Wow. When I write it line that I feel bad for not being truly fluent. I’m conversational and can hold my own, but even without appearances there is little chance I’ll be mistaken as a native speaker. Which is a shame, but there it is. I never … More Do It How You Like
For a while there the expectation was that the hardest part about becoming a novelist was the act of writing a quality book. It is indeed a struggle to come up with an original story, captivating characters, place them all on the page, and then try and eliminate as many mistakes as possible. Even with … More Imposter Numbers
I’m about to make a case against authors, especially indie authors, signing in with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. (Yes, technically us indie authors are signing into KDP Select, which allows our books to be available on KU, but let’s keep things simple.) But, before I get to that, I’ll go ahead and state all the reasons … More Idealistically Against Unlimited