#writingcraft: The Comparison Ruse

It was back in 2013 when I decided to try to write a novel for the first time. Even then, I knew my skills were patchy, still are for that matter. Nevertheless, I wrote just under 60,000 words for my first draft that year. What got me through it? At the time, I didn’t know …

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#writerslife: Reuniting with Creativity

Approximately a year ago I began feverishly reading blog posts, articles, and books about writing. I had been reading them before but not with the conviction that I  procured last spring. During that summer I felt I was gaining knowledge about the craft and how to work better through the writing process. I was reading …

The Online Amenities

On August 29th, Today’s Author posted a piece asking what are the online resources their readers use in their writing. This is one of the most glorious aspects of the technical age, in my opinion. Money and time are cost to the bone for a writer because of the availability of resources now. We have …

Stomping On Hate

A few days ago I woke up with a multitude of health problems. Some were easy fixes. I opened the new bottle of Ibuprofen and swallowed two with water. That took care of the headache and the chronic leg pain for a while so that I could come up with some sort of plan to …