Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention

~ Lifebook #19 ~ Like many, I consume a lot of media. Be it social media, websites, research, daily & weekly podcasts, television, music, books and comic books -- altogether it's too much. Something's got to give because I need my own damn attention back. I need my focus. I need to make a change, … Continue reading Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention

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2018: What Will Be, Will Be

~ Lifebook #18 ~ So I exited 2017/entered 2018 in a rather foul mood and before turning in for the evening (which was not long after midnight because apparently I'm an old man), I wrote this rather sour New Year's Resolution. Usually I go into a New Year with a positive outlook and attitude. I … Continue reading 2018: What Will Be, Will Be

Wattpad and FictionPress

Wattpad | FictionPress Asking for a friend -- I have questions about each. Those of you who have experienced either or both: Have you uploaded your writing works to either? What has your experience been like -- pros and cons? Is there a good community -- is it legit? Do you use the Wattpad app … Continue reading Wattpad and FictionPress

NSWM 2018 Edition

I haven't read one of these in long, long time. Stumbled across the newest edition at the library yesterday. Worth a look-see if I decide to start submitting and publishing short stories again next year. The last time I submitted a story and published a byline was nearly three years ago and prior to that … Continue reading NSWM 2018 Edition

Nic Pizzolatto on Writing

I recently finished reading Pizzolatto's debut southern crime novel Galveston. While reviewing it on Goodreads I stumbled across this video. After hearing something he said here it got me I'm thinking maybe that's been my problem over the last 25 years, because I've always also been a musician, maybe not full-time, but certainly in tandem … Continue reading Nic Pizzolatto on Writing

Hushed – Pillars (2017 EP)

Perfectly hushed and chill music for writing, mediation, solitude . . . in the quiet hours. Also nite-nite music. https://open.spotify.com/album/0cCgsF8MEo8kDUwl9HmpZX

“NaNo Prep: How to Go From Plotless to Polished” | Derek Murphy

November is just around the corner, and as we gear up, we’re sharing advice on how you can best prepare for a month of writing. Today, author and designer Derek Murphy shares his advice on how to turn a messy work-in-progress into a polished draft in November: NaNoWriMo is a great opportunity to push your boundaries and see … Continue reading “NaNo Prep: How to Go From Plotless to Polished” | Derek Murphy