Writers Breaking Bad

If you’ve never been around writers, let me tell you a little secret. Every author is different. Not only in the way that people are different, but also between genres. Fiction writers, for instance, have a different kind of life and outlook on writing than do...

Why Saying No is Better Than Thumbs

I’ve been looking for something to give up for Lent. Kristy is giving up some very surgical stuff this Lent and it reminded me, I’ve been trying to come up with something good. Let me say something, first, about why I think it’s important to give...

Half the Battle (Or. Absolutely Worthless Writing Advice)

There used to be (and maybe there still is) a very famous quote that says: “Knowing is half the battle.” This was my favorite quote for years. It was a good reminder to be aware and self-aware. It was also a reminder that there is another half to the...