Happy 2019. Hope you’re recovered from the holidays and settled into the reins of a new year. On the fiction front, Beneath the Broken Moon is currently under the editor’s knife at Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid. My previous experience with an Editorial Service was, to put it politely, disappointing. (I don’t appreciate being viewed as […]Read More Settling into the reins
Writing-wise, 2017 was lackluster – to use a generous term. Twelve months on, I have one short story released at the last minute, birthed in a spasm of inspiration, and two larger projects stalled 20% from the finish line. So yeah. Not so hot. Why? (that perennial question) Between real life, studio work, a persistent, […]Read More Writing in a time of funk and strange.
It’s work. No getting around this. I get flowing with inspiration but most of the time you’ve got to take a deep breath, dive in and trust inspiration to follow. Writing begets writing. Anything worth doing is worth the time and effort to do well. Step back. Take a breather, fine. But don’t give up. […]Read More Three Quick Thoughts on Writing
Swiped from the blog of one of my Top Ten favorite authors. Worth a read and a good think, IMO. As a Christian, I’m aware my worldview makes statements and value judgments that are culturally unpopular, as well as run cross-grain to the defiant streak in all of us. Even trying to be clear, credible […]Read More Steven Pressfield re-blog: Art and Polarity