Anne Lamott on Writing

This… “But how?” my students ask. “How do you actually do it?” “You sit down, I say. You try to sit down at approximately the same time every day. This is how you train your unconscious to kick in for you creatively. So you sit down at, say, nine every morning, or ten every night. […]

Writing Without Being a Jerk

Just a quick tangent: I posted earlier about my new book, and I mentioned in the post that it has language that some people will find offensive. I felt that, creatively, the language was justified because of the genre, the characters, and the general tone I was trying to create. But that doesn’t mean I’m […]

For My Fellow Writers

Normally I don’t post twice in one day, but as this will be short post that will only appeal to a select few people out there, I figure it won’t hurt anything. This is for all my fellow writers out there. Today, I was the featured article for – which I got because they […]

Thank You, Chuck Klosterman

I’ve only recently discovered writer Chuck Klosterman, thanks mostly to his amazing work on the hybrid site Grantland (brought to you by Subway and Klondike bars, which should tell you something about the site’s target audience). Since reading several of Klosterman’s Grantland pieces, I’ve branched out to his books. I liked Eating the Dinosaur. I’ve […]

Using My Voice To Help Others

I’ve been privileged the past couple of weeks to write about some wonderful people doing some wonderful things, all because of my association with the Loganville/Grayson Patch. I’ve been able to write about a local princess named Courtney Hinesley, some friends of mine (Lee and Rebecca Pylant) and the business they built for their daughter, […]