Insensitivity

My sister asked me one of the most inconsiderate questions one can ask a writer. It gave me pause. And a tingling in my hand. Must. Control. Fist.

Thick Skin

One of the first pieces of advice any writer receives from other, “more seasoned” writers is to develop a thick skin. As if you could just go to the store and buy one. Wait, can you?

Writing Myths, Part 2

Today’s lesson in writing mythology is fueled by Hollywood, passed down to film and television viewers. Writer at desk tears out hair, rips paper from typewriter, crumples, tosses into [...]

Writing Myths, Part 1

It’s quite possible that Ricky Rat stole my list of awesome blog topics and is now sitting in front of his computer, waiting for inspiration so he can crank out a book from one of the ideas he [...]