Them’s the Splits – Flexibility & Stretching Yourself

I like diversifying myself as much as possible as a writer, both in my fiction and nonfiction work. This means expanding my experience in different genres, industries, story lengths, formats, and styles. It’s a way to stretch myself, a way to push myself beyond current limits and reach for new […]

Mind Over Matter – Your Mental Health

When you get down to it, writers can be an exceptionally honest group when it comes to speaking frankly about their personal struggles. I’ve heard many writers—some of them close friends—open up about their struggles with mental health and illness. It runs the gamut from depression and anxiety, manic depression, […]

MileHiCon…or bust

Well, minutes before setting into the drive for MileHiCon, my car’s radiator decided to weep big green tears in the final bouts of its death. Knew it was coming, but the timing could’ve been better. Not wanting to shell out $600 for the mechanic, I instead tracked down a replacement […]

Bestsellers and Bodybuilders – The Pitfalls of Comparison

“I want to be the next [INSERT NAME OF RICH AND/OR FAMOUS AUTHOR HERE]!” Even if we’ve never vocalized that, many writers have felt that desire in their deepest, darkest of hearts. We see someone’s career skyrocket until they’re a household name and have movie deals galore, or we read […]

These Boots were Made for Talking – Writing via Dictation

For the most part, writing is something that happens when we’re sitting still. Maybe if you’ve converted to a standing or treadmill desk, you’ve counteracted that a bit. Even then, though, you’re locked in to that one spot in your house, office, or coffee shop (don’t take your treadmill into […]