Find Your Tribe
Out of 7.3 billion people that reside on this planet, at least a million of them will love... need to enjoy your art. So stop being selfish and share! No excuses. Just write.
Don't Kill Your Darlings!
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner "Really?! I should delete all of my favorite parts? But, why? I love my darlings! That's why they're my darlings.. duh." That's the first thing I thought when I read that quote. I flew into auto-pilot and rigidly decided that Faulkner was talking out of his ass. But, after some introspection, I re-assessed my initial dismissal of Faulkner. What was he really saying? Did he really mean that I should get rid of a
Be True to Yourself
You can't run away from who you are. So stop running and start creating the art you were meant to. No excuses. Just write.
Writing Ain't for the Weak of Heart
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell What? You thought writing a book was going to be easy? No excuses. Just write.
4 Science Fiction Ideas that have Become Reality
We’ve all experienced the wonder of a good science fiction story. From television to movies to books, science fiction is the stuff of dreams and wondrous imaginings. But, there are things about science fiction that are more than just fun story-telling. Here are four super nutty sci fi idea that have actually become real life facts. 2 – Scientist create artificial womb Get ready to resist the robot overlords. The Matrix (sci-fi again) has set the stage for a real womb-like
My Soul in Black and White
With my soul, I'm reaching out to you using words. Through my prose, I pray that you'll know you are not alone. We are all one and we share the pains and joys that make us all human. No Excuses. Just Write.
There will always be someone waiting for the opportunity to consume your hopes and dreams. But remember, no one can take from your heart what you do not surrender. No Excuses. Just Write.
Should You Write in First Person, Present Tense?
Contrary to popular belief, there are not all that many books written in first person, present tense. The overwhelming majority of books are written in third person past tense, but first/present appears to be receiving some serious light (and not always in a positive way). Recent novels written in that perspective have gained in popularity over the years. Books like Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey and the Hunger Games, first/present has really risen as a viable option and no long
Afraid to Fall
Being afraid to fail is normal. Yet, in the face of that fear, we must push onward and upward to complete what we were charged by creation to do. No Excuses. Just Write.
There's No Other Option
To surrender is to guarantee the death of your dreams. Fight! It's the only option that makes sense. No Excuses. Just Write.