Decisions, Decisions

The more I make a decision to do something, the easier it is to make in the future. If I decide to go for a walk, it’s easier for me to decide to go for a walk the next day. Some people talk about this in terms of building habits, but I prefer to think... Continue Reading →

Reading from the Shelved Pieces

My current process is to write a rough draft as quickly as possible, edit it immediately until it says what I think I want it to say, then put it on the shelf for at least a few months (if possible). At that point, I have enough distance to edit it mercilessly, then polish it up... Continue Reading →

Write What You Know

When I was young, I was lucky enough to go to a few special classes that dealt with writing. Some advice threaded through all of them. I'm sure you've heard the classics: "Show, don't tell," and "Write what you know." "Show, don't tell," absolutely makes sense. "Write what you know"... Well, that one I take... Continue Reading →

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