Tag: community

Fun & Humor, Random Generalizations & Observations

The Thrill of Quirky Analog Places

Analog places

A record store just opened in my town! It goes nicely with the indie bookstore that opened last year and the board game shop where I spend too much time and money. No, the year is not 1980 and we’re not going back in time. Analog is making a comeback and with it comes the …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

How to Write to Change the World

Change the world

Last week I wrote about ways writers can change the world. That piece was full of ideas for the types of writing/teaching you can do if you want to effect change. Today I want to look at exactly how you should write if you want to instigate change. What techniques are valuable? What do readers …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

NaNoWriMo: 14 Years Later, Why Do I Still Do This To Myself?

NaNoWriMo Coffee Shop

I just checked my computer and discovered that I first participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) way back in 2002. It doesn’t feel like fourteen years have gone by, but obviously time flies when you’re having fun. When I mentioned this to a friend and told him I was doing NaNo yet again, his …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Who’s Up For A Little Audience Participation?


I don’t want this blog to be all about me. Sure, it bears my name, but I also want to foster a little community and help other writers if I can. To that end, I’d like to try to encourage a little audience participation. So here’s my idea…