Tag: negativity

Career, Creativity, Hobbies, Learning

Why Characters in Books, Movies and TV Shows Don’t Watch TV

TV

[Disclaimer: I know that the characters in books and on TV are fictitious. In this piece I’m not implying that these people are “real” in any way. I’m merely using them as an example to make a point. So no, I’m not nuts enough to really believe that these people live real lives inside the …

Personal

All That Negativity? It’s Jealousy. (Just Like Your Mother Told You)

Negativity

Like a lot of people, I’ve been subjected to a lot of negativity over the years because I don’t fit neatly or conveniently into the mainstream mold. In school, I was a geek/dork/nerd/whatever name you give to kids who are in school to learn, not to be part of the popular crowd. I was smart, …

Blog

Blog on Hiatus… Sort of…

Pause

Before I get into the meat of this post, the big news this week is that Avenging Fate is now available in paperback. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a physical copy, now’s the time. (Note that I also have signed copies of both titles available for purchase through PayPal.) And if you …

Platform Building, Social Media, Writing

Unfollow: The Key To Good Mental Health

Unfollow

Following and unfollowing on social media is voluntary and that’s the beauty of it. Social media is one of the few areas of our lives where we have total control over who we interact with and what we see. You might not be able to avoid your cubicle neighbor’s constant complaining, political rants, or negativity, …

Creativity, Writing

Imagination Killers

Imagination

Having just finished NaNoWriMo and the survived the first round of holiday nuttiness, I thought I’d share something that I learned. (Relearned, actually, because I’ve kind of known this all along. The past month has just given me a brutal refresher course.) There are things out there that will actively suck your imagination clean out …