Many people get into writing for the fame and fortune of having written the next Game of Thrones or blockbuster book turned movie. I love when people get into it for these reasons because they'll never last and it makes it easier to see those who write for the love of the story rather than … Continue reading What Motivates You?
I recently did a search for writing contests. At first, I started looking in just Chicago but all the deadlines had already passed or they required some "reading" fee, which in my opinion, is a scam. Why would I pay you $20 to read a short story and I get nothing in return? Then, I started … Continue reading Writing Contests
Whenever I put a date as the title, just understand that I'm writing something but I have no idea what to title it. I've been out in Arizona visiting family, friends, and enjoying a little vacation for myself. Going to some Cubs Spring Training games at Sloan Park and enjoying one of the greatest sports … Continue reading 07March2018: Easy Reading = Difficult Writing
It sucks. Get used to it. Most if not all writers had to work on their first novels in the wee hours of the morning or in the dark solitary hours of the night in order to get things done. They didn't just magically hit the fucking jackpot and got to drink coffee and make … Continue reading How to Write With a Full-Time Job
I'm halfway through Chapter Nine of Frigid Nights and it's a doozy. Not that it's a magnificent piece of literature or anything, but there's some depth to it that's not easy to write. There's a lot of feeling and complex emotions that aren't easy to describe. When something changes you, it's not just a flick of … Continue reading No Good Nines