Tag Archives: Courage

Buying Happiness

A lot of folks believe that money doesn’t buy happiness. I don’t think I outright disagree, but I can’t help rolling my eyes. Part of this is my maniacal (and often hypocritical) hatred for cliche, but a bigger factor is simply the fact I’ve been both upper and lower class and, as such, I know […]

Courage and Writing, the Podcast

My friend and fellow writer Gina Akao recently asked me to be part of her free podcast series. I of course accepted and now, just a few months after we first discussed the idea, my interview about writing, courage, getting people to read your blog and using technology to sell books has made its way […]

Don’t Be a Wimp, Writer’s Edition

This is part two in a two part series on writing. To visit the first, please click here.  When I listen to struggling writers – writers who never finish the book, never get the article published, give up after 14 pages – they always seem to mention problems with inspiration. “I just don’t have any […]

Writers’ Groups

This is part one of a two part writing series. Please click here if you’d like to see the second.  I’ve taken part in two distinct types of literary community. In the first, people come together, usually at an establishment specializing in $8 variations on Folgers pre-mix, and exchange opinions on each others’ masterpieces. In […]