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Recent Blog Posts
Being A Good Sport
How often do you step into the roll of “good sport” when you’d rather be working on your own creative projects?
You’re Writing in the Wrong Format
In the past I would have called it wrier’s block, but I don’t believe in writer’s block, not anymore. Resistance is always one of ten things.
What Book Would You Live In?
Last night, as I was tucking the boy in, he asked me, “what book you would live in, if you […]
No Purity In Art
There is no purity in art. Use it as an excuse to read a novel in the middle of the day or go to the movies.
Robin Hobb Has My Number
It’s some combination of great characters, life-and-death stakes, and just enough magic to make the world interesting.
Setting Goals (and Intentions) for 2023
This year, instead of formal goals for the new year, I’m going with two words: LEVEL UP. It’s more of an intention than a goal.
Best Books of 2022
Here they are, in no particular order and with no regard to publication date: the best books I read in 2022.
Right View for Better Editing
Right View is about about seeing things as they are, not as we wish or imagine them to be. When we apply it to our editing process, we produce better prose.
Your Story Matters
That feeling we all get sometimes when we’re writing, that little voice that tells us that it doesn’t matter, that we should just stop…
There is no mastery here. Only a blind groping toward happiness with the best of intentions. May we always be learning.