I’ve been thinking a lot about my reading habits lately. As a kid, I gobbled up books like turkey and mashed potatoes. Sadly, I could probably count on one hand the number of books I’ve read in the last few years that were strictly for fun. As a writer and prospective author, this presents a … Continue reading The Lost Art of Reading for Leisure
I’m sure that most everyone with any experience in writing will agree that, regardless of our usual excitement for a project, we’ll always hit at least one wall along the way—meaning a towering Goliath of fortified stone and metal erected between us and our goal. A solution that I frequently see proposed is simply an … Continue reading I Write When I Want (Word Count)
And… We’re back with the promised second part of The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King. Last time, I claimed that, as writers: “we’re thinkers—and too much for our own good.” This absolutely applies to me and I think it’s accurate for you too. I’ll make a brief case for why this is true, mostly … Continue reading 3 Solutions for the Writer’s Doldrums
Many of you may already be familiar with the popular image of the suffering writer/starving artist, the author whose fits of passion or despair fuel his work. Though I was a doctoral medical student for a short time before succumbing to my own inner demons, I won’t pretend to be an expert on the subject. … Continue reading The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King
Why do we write? Because of Frodo and Sam, but more on that in a minute. What is it about writing that appeals so strongly to some of us? We have to know that most of us won’t reach the same level of success as Stephen King or Neil Gaiman. Yet, that doesn’t stop many … Continue reading Eagles, or the Long Haul?