My wife and I enjoy taking evening walks through our neighborhood. While I abhor winters in Cleveland, I feel fortunate to live in an older, inner-ring suburb that has tree-lined streets and sidewalks—a throwback to … Continue reading Getting stung.
When we first set out to become a “writer,” we tend to keep that romantic notion in our head—a lone genius typing away on a typewriter or laptop in a remote cabin in the woods. … Continue reading The author mastermind group builds systems and habits.
Discipline is the ability to do what you know needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it. It requires developing habits that you don’t have to think about, actions that are … Continue reading Discipline developed by an author mastermind group.
In this new, three-part series, I’m going to explore the secret powers of the mastermind learning model. Although I’m approaching it as a professional writer, mastermind groups have been proven to work across disciplines and … Continue reading An introduction to the author mastermind.
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.
My flight landed on Wednesday night, and then, I realized I was at the Pittsburgh International Airport and not the Cleveland Hopkins Airport. That meant I had to drive my car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland … Continue reading You might not always be an introvert.
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.
My friend Yvonne Carder shared this with me after we spent some time together at an author event. She gave me permission to share it with you. Enjoy. How do you explain to someone about … Continue reading Sharing a passion by Yvonne Carder.
I constantly find myself pulling Seth Godin’s The Dip off the bookshelf and thumbing through the yellowed, dog-eared pages covered in margin notes and scribbles. When you start a lot of things, you inevitably have … Continue reading Failure is an option.
Exposure. The decent kind, not the indecent kind. That’s what every creative is after these days, whether independent or not. The game we’re all trying to win is discoverability. How do we get noticed among … Continue reading Is the paid ads bubble about to burst?