Tag: success

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 …

Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

New Year, Time to Find New Paths

New Paths

I don’t generally do New Year’s resolutions. (However, if you’re looking for some potential resolutions for yourself, I did do a post on resolutions for writers.) Rather than waiting for a date on the calendar, I just fix what needs fixing when I notice a problem. This year, however, I’m thinking of changing my policy. …

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 …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Are You an Artist or Businessperson? How About Both?

Artist or businessperson

I recently finished Write. Publish. Repeat., by Sean Platt. It’s a book about self-publishing and being an indie author. It basically asks the question, “Do you want to be an artist or businessperson?” The majority of the book focuses on the business end of things and assumes that “art” is for those who don’t care …

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Crab Mentality and Writers

Crab Mentality

Long ago, when I studied psychology in school, we learned about behavior called “Crab Mentality.” The gist is this: A bunch of crabs are in a bucket, trap, or stew pot. They could easily escape by working together (and every now and then one manages it, even without help). They’re pretty smart and agile and have …