I have a friend who is a writer and I love her dearly. She’s sweet and she wants me to succeed as much as she wants to. But the other day, when I asked her … Continue reading Don’t pout. Work it out. By Rebecca Monterusso
“I’m bored.” If you have teenagers or have spent any time around them, you’ve no doubt heard this before. When my kids were younger, I would respond by saying, “Only boring people get bored.” That … Continue reading Only boring people get bored.
We’d been driving in the wrong direction for at least 15 minutes before I figured it out. I’d told the cabbie, “Patterson Street,” but he insisted I’d said, “Harrison Street,” which was on the other … Continue reading You’re going the wrong way.
Things don’t really matter to us. They never have. My mom and my siblings, they care about things. They go shopping, and they’re constantly thrilled by the newest phone, gadget, sweater, or pair of shoes. … Continue reading Don’t collect things. Gather moments.
I love getting lost in a crowd. I go to coffee shops and public markets to be around people—but not to talk to them. I wear earbuds constantly, even when I’m not listening to anything. … Continue reading Getting lost in the crowd.
When I was a teenager, I tried to write the way my teachers (and most professional authors and editors) said you had to. I created outlines and tried to write stories from them. And failed. … Continue reading Plotters vs. Pantsers by Kevin Potter
The good news: anyone can start a business these days. The bad news: anyone can start a business these days. Because I run Molten Universe Media with Zach Bohannon and I run my own author … Continue reading Professionals don’t act like this.
Technically, my phone costs twice as much as my laptop. I don’t think many of us pay the “sticker price” we get quoted at the phone store. That’s probably to make us appreciate the value … Continue reading Must be time for a new phone.
He’s going to be embarrassed by this post. But he’ll get over it. I love Zach Bohannon like a brother. Outside of my immediate family, he’s on the short list of people I’d call if … Continue reading Let me tell you how we first met.
I’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy from you. I’m not asking for your condolences. On October 5, 2018, my seventy-year-old father was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on October 28, 2018. It doesn’t … Continue reading Memento mori – The ways you don’t want to live.