On a recent post I mentioned that I had been presented with a possible opportunity to work with someone who has the ability to whip my sites and my books and my online presence and my brand all into shape. The problem is that I'm good at writing and creating, but not so great at … Continue reading Did You Hear The News?
I am an essayist at heart. If I were to die and could come back as anything I wanted, I'd come back as David Sedaris. I'm good with the observations, the musings, the rants, the short and snappy. I write articles and blog posts, short stories and children's stories. Twenty-five hundred words are about where … Continue reading Old Dog, New Trick
I like to think that I'm a pretty good judge of my own character. That is if you were to ask me to describe myself and one of my friends to describe me, both of our descriptions would be very similar. My view of myself is neither substantially better nor worse than someone else's might … Continue reading My Invisible Website
I've always been a writer in that I've always written in some manner --- stories, poems, journals. But before I struck out as a freelance writer, I spent better than twenty years working in Human Resources departments for a number of companies in Southern California. I'd chased a steady paycheck rather than following my dreams … Continue reading Cubical Monkey Evolution
In my last post, I wrote about a book I have, 642 Things To Write About, and the fact that I hadn't written about any of the suggested topics in the book. I invited readers to give me a page number in the comments section and promised to write about whatever topic was on that … Continue reading The Mandatory 3:00am Post
I have a book by The San Francisco Writers' Grotto. As the title of this blog post would imply, it's called 642 Things To Write About. I may have bought it for myself, or it may have been a gift from my friend, Gillette. I can't remember. According to the introduction, the members of The … Continue reading 642 Things To Write About
I think many writers would tell you that when they have thoughts of making a living as a writer, they imagine the career of John Irving, J.K.Rowling, George Beard, or the novelist, journalist or poet they most respect and admire. I'm no different. I dream about Raspberry Sassafras, the main character in my series of … Continue reading Almost Famous
"Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life." That familiar quote has been attributed to everyone from Confucius to Mark Twain to Mark Anthony. I don't know if any of those three actually said it or if it was someone else. What I do know is that whoever said it … Continue reading Do What You Love