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.
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.