It’s not easy to leave the cave. It can be dark, comfortable, routine. There are no surprises, nothing unexpected. A few months ago, I left my cave multiple times. I co-hosted Rock Apocalypse in Cleveland … Continue reading Making friends.
“What do you do?” We’ve all been asked this question. Probably dozens if not hundreds of times. And if you’re like me, you always have to think about how you’re going to answer it because … Continue reading But I’m not just an author.
Fun! When was the last time you did something fun? I can’t tell you about everything I did for fun as a teenager as I’m sure I’d incriminate myself in some long-forgotten crime of youth. … Continue reading Have fun but keep it legal.
You don’t know me. I’ve been living in a cave. A few years ago, I decided to write novels. I introverted myself further into a dark space to put words on the page and to … Continue reading Emerging from the Cave by Janet Kitto
My kids didn’t understand what I was talking about. Not that this is a rarity because they’re both teenagers—nothing I say makes sense to them, it’s all noise like Charlie Brown’s teacher. I remember how … Continue reading You don’t want the unlimited plan.
The Muse Trap How long have you been working on your current project? We all have that friend in our writer’s group whom we love dearly, but who has been toiling away at the same … Continue reading Having an Abundance Mentality by James S. Aaron
Drinking from the firehose. That’s the expression, a visual that’s hard to ignore. We’ve all been in that situation, completely overwhelmed by a torrent of information coming at our faces at a high rate of … Continue reading Find your clan.
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.