Ten years ago, I wrote this letter to my future self. I don’t have a time machine or a crystal ball. What I mean is that, knowing what I know now, I wrote this advice … Continue reading The 6 things you must do to enjoy the author life (part 1).
“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?
When did I first hear those words? I’ve heard that phrase my entire life. I’ve said it more times than I can count. Whenever I’ve had a student, one of my children, or my wife … Continue reading Take a moment.
It vibrated again. For the fourth time in six seconds, someone who I’d never met had clicked “like” on a comment I’d made beneath a post written by someone else I’d never met. I picked … Continue reading Social media is dead. Long live social.
As a child of the 1980s and firmly in the demographic known as Generation X, I grew up understanding the rules for formal dress. My father and even my grandfather before him would always wear … Continue reading Why you must obey the rules until you break them.
The “author life” might not be as glamorous as it sounds. Introverts and creatives often rejoice at the notion of a solitary writing cabin nestled deep in the woods, on the land and off the … Continue reading Successful authors don’t do this.