The Magic of Having a Folder For Deleted Writing

The Magic of Having a Folder For Deleted Writing

Once in a while, as you write, you conjure up a sentence so beautiful and perfect it becomes your darling. It stands apart from other sentences. It’s evocative, eloquent, and sharp. Nothing you do could make it any better. There’s only one problem. Once you get down...
It’s Easier Not To Write

It’s Easier Not To Write

Writers seem to be about the only professionals out there that suffer from an artistic block. To quote the observant Seth Godin, have you ever heard about a surgeon’s block? Or a plumber’s block? Has a stage play ever been canceled because one of the leads lay in bed...
What are the Benefits of Traditional Publishing?

What are the Benefits of Traditional Publishing?

You’re a writer. A person— or perhaps the person— the publishing industry would like, at some point, to do business with. How would you answer if I asked what the benefits are of being traditionally published? An advance comes to mind. Then, after a moment of...
To Write, You Need To Trust Your Future Self

To Write, You Need To Trust Your Future Self

For a lot of writers, acquiring a nagging desire to edit as you write, is one of the growing pains of becoming an experienced wordsmith. It’s completely normal. As you grow, you learn how to spot the difference between writing that’s great and one that’s mediocre....
Don’t Let SEO Overwhelm You

Don’t Let SEO Overwhelm You

Personal websites are one of those projects that you can sink any amount of time (and money) into and still be dissatisfied. There’s always something to optimize, fix, tweak, beautify, and enhance. Not to mention that extra bar of white at the bottom of the page...