Thank you to the 14 of you who read my last hijacked blog post. I was so surprised when I saw those stats spike on JJ’s page. #Humbled. (Seriously though, it almost received as many hits as the Sugar Free Gummy Bears on Amazon.) Have you tried the maxi pad trick yet? If you haven’t […]Read more "Wife Blog Hijack 2: Chicken Curry, Boy Pee, and Not Killing Your Spouse"
*The following article was originally published on the excellent THe GaL iN THe BLue MaSK blog. Writing Advice #4: The Sydney Pollack Test The following thoughts represent the fourth installment of an ongoing series of articles featuring writing advice from a man who knows far less than others do about writing and publishing. I’m not claiming […]Read more "Writing Advice #4: The Sydney Pollack Test"
It took me approximately eleven years to figure out how to tell a story. And though I still have a long way to go and will be improving until the day I die, I think I learned enough about rejection during those eleven years to help at least one person reading this blog receive rejection […]Read more "Writing Advice #3: Rejection Is…"
Last week, after making the foolhardy decision to open my mouth and share some advice about writing and publishing, I wrote this post about The Danger of Knowing Everything. While my intent is never to discourage, I want these posts to match my personality and my mindset. I’ve always been an optimistic realist. I have a […]Read more "Writing Advice #2: Some Wisdom from RATATOUILLE"
As promised last night, I’m going to begin including bits and pieces of…well, I dare not call it wisdom about writing and publishing, so I’ll just call it my thoughts on writing and publishing. You down with that? Well even if you’re not, here goes. My first “thought” on writing… As with many of the […]Read more "Writing Advice: The Danger of Knowing Everything"
My wife and I’ve had the following conversation about a dozen times since I started this blog: Wife: Why don’t you ever post about writing? Me: I do. I talk about The Sorrows, House of Skin, The Darkest— Wife: That’s not what I mean. I mean writing. I mean how to write and how to […]Read more "A Decision about Giving Writing Advice"