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Unleashing the Creative Spirit

This is an early excerpt from my upcoming book on the spiritual aspects of writing: This is a book for people who are tired of reading writing books. This is a book for people who want to know how creativity really works and how you work with it and how it works with...

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Just Do the Work

So you want to be a writer? Maybe you have dreamed of people mobbing you at a book signing as you write, "thanks for believing in me" over and over. Perhaps you dreamed of a fan telling you that your story meant more to them than anything in the whole world. You might...

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The Hero’s Journey

Have you ever felt stuck in life? You wake up one day and everything that was okay yesterday is not okay today. Maybe you hate your job or your partner or your kids? Maybe you had a great boss who got let go and the new one sucks? Maybe your significant other is not...

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What is Dead Can Never Die

Since my enlightenment, I can't seem to stop writing like this. I suppose that's fine. Perhaps, it is useful to someone. I have no idea really and I no longer care if it is. If my spiritual writings disappear into the darkness of the net and are never seen by anyone...

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Learning to Say No

So, you say you don't have enough time to do the things that you want to do. In fact what you've done is filled your life with meaningless shit. I know. I've done it myself. A lot. The problem is most of the things you've taken on just aren't that important. They rob...

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The Absolute Best Site on the Web for Writers

TV Tropes is hands down the absolute best site for writers on the web. It's so popular that it even has a page mocking it/venerating it on cracked.com. Not only will you learn an amazing amount about your craft, you'll learn something about yourself too. It's also a...

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Man of Tin – Breaking Down Why Man of Steel Fails

Spoilers ahead.  You've been warned.  I just got back from Man of Steel.  It's getting mixed reviews and for good reason.  As a writer I'm always breaking down plots to understand them.  I need to see why they succeed and why they fail.  Overall, Man of Steel looked...

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Slaying Self Delusion for Writers

Most of us live in a haze of constant self-deception. Not you of course. You're immune to it. None of this article applies to you, so you can just ignore it. But, just for fun, let me ask you this: are you a good driver? Are you, in fact, a better than average driver?...

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The Moment of Decision

What you do at the moment of decision is the only thing that matters in life.  I’ll talk about what that means to creative decisions.  I’m good at those.  I’m not always so good at seizing the moment in other parts of my life. Making the right creative decisions in...

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