New Habits – New Writing

In a stupid COVID-19 turn of events, my life's suddenly been turned upside down. The thing is, I like to workout. I've been lucky enough to have access to a small gym that's operated by my job. Which means that we've been allowed to keep it open almost continually through lockdown (with the exception of... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – What Is It & Why Should You Do It?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and according to the internet it is this: "An annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30." Basically, you try to write a novel in a month. It's a challenge,... Continue Reading →

People’s Opinions – The Motivation Killer

"You're really spending a lot of time with that writing?" I've wanted to write about this for a while now. It's been on my mind for ages and though it usually never bothers me at all, these little comments keep gnawing at me. So I'm warning you, this might end up being a Rant©, but... Continue Reading →

What I learned From Writing Short Stories – Rethinking My Approach to Fiction

Due to waiting for feedback on a novel, doing revisions and editing on others, and in general trying to hold off on starting too many big new projects (because I need to also publish them at some point), I've written a lot of short stories this year. In fact, in the last 3 months I've... Continue Reading →

The Best Book on Writing & Book Review: Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

I probably haven't read as many How To books on writing as I should, but I've read a few and I came across this one as a recommendation for further reading from another one. They talked very highly of it and of Dwight Swain, so I figured "Why the hell not?" First thing's first: This... Continue Reading →

What The Hell Happened to My Writing?

I'm a man of habit. That's not something I say lightly, it's not just a casual saying to me. What I mean is that I'm extremely habitual, scheduled, and organized. Extremely. I love habits. I like being organized. I like following a set program. Every. Single. Day. It sounds boring to some people, but to... Continue Reading →

Why I Sometimes Read Books I Don’t Like

The notion of 'getting hooked' on a book is alien to me. Sure, there are books that I love and that I'll happily read over and over again, but I've never experience that immediate "OMG, THIS BOOK!!"-feeling that some people seem to have. People talk about great opening lines and great first pages, and I... Continue Reading →

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