What are the things career authors don’t do? In this “9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do” mini-series, I’ll be sharing my experience as a career author and the habits you need to form to go … Continue reading 9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do: Make Excuses
You secretly type, “how to write a first chapter” into Google, thinking that you should already know how. But you don’t. You’re a writer. It’s embarrassing. You’ve asked your friend who sells about a gazillion … Continue reading How to Write a First Chapter: The Ultimate 2020 Guide
Zach and I have not published much fiction this year. I know it. He knows it. And so we don’t talk much about it. We haven’t done anything wrong, haven’t had a major failure or … Continue reading If you show up, the words will come.
When I was a teenager in the late 1980s, I wanted to live in Seattle in the worst way. When I saw the movie, Singles, I felt like I was missing out on something important … Continue reading Collaborating in the shadow of the Space Needle.
I’m not normal. I know this on many levels. Other people unwind by having a drink at the bar or buying a new pair of shoes. Not me. My idea of fun is a form … Continue reading I still like books.
A million a week. Maybe not a million, but a lot. I’m constantly getting ideas. For stories, for my life, for my future. As an author, I have more story ideas than I could ever … Continue reading When you get an idea, take the first bite.
“What’s it about?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question as soon as you begin to tell someone about an incredible movie you’ve watched. If we’re going to invest the time into it, we want … Continue reading What’s it about?