The Writing Life

You Are What You Consume, posted on July 28, 2016

This article explores the ways that what we spend time watching and doing can affect who we are and, as a result, what and how we write.


Three Lessons Video Games Teach Us About Writing, posted on June 26, 2016

This article covers three ways that video games are like writing, and how we can strengthen ourselves as writers by recognizing those similarities.


How to Make Your Ambition Work FOR You, Not Against You, posted on May 31, 2016

This article goes over the benefits and drawbacks of ambition and provides four steps to help writers temper their ambition with realism.


The Life Gradebook, posted on April 9, 2016

This article talks about how I modified Martin Short's life grading system to help me balance writing and the rest of my life.


A Time to Write, posted on February 25, 2016

​This article talks about my journey away from and back to writing and evaluates the consequences of putting pressure on ourselves to write.

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