YouTube Writers

YouTube is filled with a vast number of people creating videos and giving tips about writing. Everything from how to come up with a title to how to market the final print-ready copy of the book. I won't name names, but many of them make it seem as if they're making a living from their ...

One Chapter Closer!

I just finished another chapter of Frigid Nights! I'm hoping to have the first draft finished within the next month or two and I will then be putting it to the side for at least a month before I take it through the first edit. That's when the real stress starts so I'm doing my ...

What I’ve Learned From Outlining

I hit a major slump in writing Frigid Nights and it seemed like there was no way out. I wrote myself into a position I thought I would never rise out of. Not because I screwed up and made massive plot mistakes that were catastrophic to the foundation of the story. I haven't found those ...

The End of the Year is Near

As yet another year draws to a close, we look forward to what 2019 has in store for us as many look back on 2018 and think of what a crap year it was. As for me, it wasn't bad. It had its ups and downs but I didn't find it to be particularly awful ...

Two More Officers Down

It's been a very sad year for Chicago as the Chicago Police Department suffers more loss as two officers, Ofc. Conrad Gary and Ofc. Eduardo Marmolejo, were struck by a high-speed train while investigating the area of a shots fired call in the 005th District. Both officers were fathers of young children, Ofc. Gary had ...

Censorship: My Unpopular Opinion

In the modern world filled with Social Justice Warriors and people who want to take offense to things on another's behalf, we are seeing a lot of censorship and it's astounding to see that people don't see it. As a writer, you use what words and phrases you need to use. The words that fit. ...

Christkindlmarket in Chicago

If you haven't been to the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago, you should really take a trip down to the Daley Center and check it out. There's a bunch of small shops with German cuckoo clocks, tiny handcrafted German houses, and plenty of potato pancakes and bratwursts. It's actually pretty tiny for how much it's advertised ...

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