Tag: failure

Fun & Humor, Writing Tips & Career Advice

What Olympians and Writers Have in Common

Olympians and writers

I’ve written before about why I am an avid Olympics watcher. Basically it’s because I’m enthralled by the stories of the athletes and the Games themselves. As a writer, I appreciate the trials and tribulations, plot twists, and history that go hand in hand with the Games. It all combines to make a magnificent story …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Creativity: Let’s Talk About What That Means


An “incident” this week got me all worked up about creativity and what the heck we are (or are not) teaching our kids and ourselves about it. Before I go into details, here’s the definition of creativity from the Oxford dictionary. n. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Keep that …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

How to Fail as a Writer. Guaranteed.

How to fail as a writer

People often ask me how to succeed as a writer. That’s actually a difficult question to answer because the road to “success” tends to be different for everyone. Plus, success is defined differently by different people. However, it is easier to answer this question: How do I fail as a writer? While it might seem …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Solve the Problem, Beat the Block


I once wrote an article on why writer’s block is a myth. Several readers took me to the woodshed on that one, vehemently defending the existence of this “disease.” For the record, I still think writer’s block is a myth that many writers use to put off or avoid writing. (I’m stubborn that way. Go …