The Inner Critic can be a real a-hole sometimes.
It prevents us from doing a lot of stuff.
Like speaking our mind about things. Sharing our thoughts with others.
There are always a thousand reasons not to, and the Inner Critic is a master of drawing on them. I picture him like an eight-armed robot whose tentacle arms shoot out to a complex filing system, riffle through a billion filing cards in about a second, and pull out the exact one (or several) that you need to hear to prevent you from taking action. Continue reading Quick and Dirty Posts (and Why You Should Do Them)
Let’s face it, your writing production takes a hit this time of year. Your inner word-crafter feels a little neglected whilst you run around judo-chopping other last minute shoppers and traveling by sled-and-dog team to reach your far off relatives.
But if you can eke out a measly thirty minutes for yourself somewhere in all the holiday madness, there’s no reason you can’t keep the writing coals warm, and even stoked a wee bit so you begin the New Year with a blaze.
Here’s a few ways to do that this holiday season: Continue reading 7 Ways to Recharge Your Writing Over the Holidays
No matter whether your candidate won or lost, I think we can all agree: we’re glad the shitshow is over.
But maybe your response is fear.
If it is, I just want you to consider this: you and I make the world what it is, not some villains sitting in office. And if that’s true, they deserve neither our hopes nor our fears.
Continue reading If You Have Post-Election Fear, Read This
You remember those plays you went to when you were a kid, where you’re suppose to cheer for the good guy and boo the villain, or else it’s all going to go to hell?
It’s a nice illusion for the kiddies. It makes them feel like they’re in control of the outcome of the story.
We’re still playing it, aren’t we?
Continue reading Forbidden Thoughts in the Pre-Election Frenzy
You bet. Lots of it.
If you think just transferring your story from our world to your own make-believe one gets you off the hook for doing research, you’re sadly mistaken.
Continue reading Does Writing Fantasy Require Research?