Inspiration #24

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! There is an implied contract between the author and the reader that goes something like this: Give me your time and money, and I'll let you … More Inspiration #24

Six Down, Six to Go! (Holy crap, we’re halfway there!)

First of all, a quick shout-out to my 12noveling sister. This was her last month of the project, and she did an amazing job, especially considering that she never wrote anything nearly this big ever before and she chose actual genres for each month. I barely know what genre I will write in until the … More Six Down, Six to Go! (Holy crap, we’re halfway there!)

Inspiration #22

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “But how in our busy lives do we get any writing done in the first place? Often, at the moment a student begins to say, ‘But … More Inspiration #22

Month Six Reflections: Writing Every Day Is The Wrong Goal

We all know the routine, the advice, the universal cat o’nine tails writers flagellate themselves with, the guilt monster that chases us each time we shrug writing in favor of movie night. It’s like the knowledge that we should eat our veggies and sleep more, and while we’re at it say our prayers and floss … More Month Six Reflections: Writing Every Day Is The Wrong Goal

Inspiration #21

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram—it’s the eagle on your credit card that only seems to … More Inspiration #21

Inspiration #20

Today I want to give inspiration of a different kind. Here in Salt Lake City, we have a massive and beautiful place called Red Butte Gardens. I was up there doing a bit of modeling, taking advantage of a perfect clear day, and afterward, the artist I work for suggested I go walk around and … More Inspiration #20