Category Archives: the writing life

Writing is a funny process. Here, I chat about what makes it fun, what makes it hell, and what makes it all worth it.

How Lawnmower Debt Made Me a Better Writer

This week, I’m ditching my own blog in favor of guest starring on Washington & Lee’s schmancy new alumni blog. It’s headed up by a snappy young gent by the name of Ryan Catherwood, a guy with a great vision … Continue reading

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Writing is a Lot Like, Umm…

Being hit with a heavy dose of inspiration is a lot like diarrhea. Yeah. I said it. You’re sitting somewhere, minding your own business, when all of a sudden a tide of creative mojo washes over you. Plot problems resolve … Continue reading

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Writing Totally Sucks, But I Love It

Steven King once said that writing, even on the worst day, is a lot like being on a playground. I agree with him. Most of the time. In reality, many times writing is that playground, except it’s haunted by ghostly … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Non-Tragedy

This week isn’t so much of a blog as it is a call to arms from all you happy people out there. You know who you are. The ones who smile a lot and tend to wear their frowns in … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Phew, I’m Still Original

In my last post, I said that as far as I knew, I was original. Which is true. As far as I knew. Over the summer, I promised to deliver the planet’s most unique idea for a homemade Halloween costume, … Continue reading

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The Most Brilliant Marketing Plan Ever Devised

This particular topic is tagged under “self marketing without being a loser.” Today, that’s debatable. Or is it? I’m a writer by trade. I work for lots of different kinds of places doing lots of different kinds of writing. I … Continue reading

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Indie Author Guest Spotlight: Suzy Turner

Today, I’m talking in italics. I know—fun, right? Why, you ask, am I wearing italics today? Aside from the fact that italics are hot for fall, I’m not the chief blogger this week. My fellow-author friend, Suzy Turner, is guest … Continue reading

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The Link Between Canned Laughter and Automatic Toilets

I’m against any institution trying to make my decisions for me. I don’t care whether it’s the government, a family member, a toilet, or a television show. I decide when I’m finished doing my business, and I decide when something’s … Continue reading

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Say you’re a Writer, and You’re Guaranteed to See “The Face”

I have been a writer in one form or another for a long time. Years, actually. No matter what day job I had, I was always freelancing or working on something or other. But I never told people I was … Continue reading

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Contest: The Dreaded “Author Photo”

Note: Today, freebies are at stake. Read on to find out how you can get some gratis loot. Well, folks, the time has come. I hoped that Temp would attract a little attention, and now it has. The problem is, when … Continue reading

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