When FILDI Kicks In

Day Twenty-Six: Aprox. 20,000 of 50,000 words Last Sunday’s inspiration post mentioned something called FILDI, which means “Fuck it, let’s do it!” It is that beautiful moment when we suddenly remember that everything is temporary anyway, and if we don’t get it done, it never will have a chance to suck and to just do … More When FILDI Kicks In

Inspiration #17

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! “As a writer, you must maintain your basic integrity: You must be true to what you believe in, nd you must write mainly for yourself. If … More Inspiration #17

A Mad Idea

Day Four: Unknown of 50,000 words We’ve all heard the advice to write what you know. Less common is the advice to write what you want to know. This is the school of thoughts tend to subscribe to, and I’ve been finding that when I learn something in the course of writing it sticks in … More A Mad Idea

Inspiration #13

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! “Night and day, while sleeping or half awake, you now let your mind live the rhythms defined by the line on the highway driving west, those … More Inspiration #13

Inspiration # 10

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! “We write to expose the unexposed . If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise, … More Inspiration # 10

Slaying Sacred Cows

Day Thirteen: 19,555 of 50,000 This is a good month to slay a sacred cow. What I mean by a sacred cow, is that story we’ve been wanting to write for years. You know the one. Maybe it’s even the story that made us want to start writing. It’s a perfect idea, one we must … More Slaying Sacred Cows