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  • Month in Review: Book Talk #1
    I started this year with a Goodreads goal of twenty-five books. Why? Because I routinely fail at reaching the typical fifty I set for myself. I figure if I have a lower goal, I’ll definitely meet it, and might even surpass it. And what better way to look back on my reading then record what I think of it. Here we go with January’s list.
  • Finding Happiness: Lessons from Gary Vee
    I discovered Gary Vaynerchuk when I was eighteen. Not because I wanted to learn about business, but because I loved fountain pens. Loved them so much, I obsessed over The Goulet Pens […]
  • The Top 5 Name Sites for Writers (and Expectant Parents Probably)
    Choosing character names is frustrating. You watch your novel take its first steps full of joy and wonder. Then a nameless character shows up and spoils the fun. You use placeholders. Underscores. […]
  • It’s Not Important: Ignore Plot
    Plot doesn’t matter. No, really. It doesn’t. Write mindless stories. Character A gets out of bed and eats breakfast. The end. Boring. Now, the same event, but Character A has an existential […]
  • The Trap of Being Who You Are Supposed to Be
    Nine times out of ten, Advice fuels doubtful motivations such as Money, Fame, & Success. Of course, we all know the only motivations that actually work are banana pudding, naps, and drinkable yogurt. All other motivations lead directly to DOOM.
  • The Unfortunate Domestication of Wild Writerdom
    Prior to domestication, writers command a distinct self with particularities and talents. Somewhere along this blissful path, their souls are squashed by the Inevitable Plague of the Life Crisis. The realization of what one should be dawns.
  • Burnt Out? Four Dark Spells to Restore Creativity
    If writing was a video game, would creativity be the heart containers? A dark grimoire reveals four spells that restore creativity, but at what cost?
  • Refueling Creativity: A Guide on Music Selection for Writers
    This guide will aid in proper selection of music to get your creatives juices flowing at their finest.
  • Muses and Where to Find Them
    Muses. Champions of the arts. A misunderstood species thanks to Greek historians and Walt Disney. Muses are all around us. There is probably one in the closet under your stairs, the dusty […]

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