It’s time to accept the fact that despite our schools’ best efforts to short-change us, you can’t escape grammar. But this doesn’t mean you need to be a grammar expert to survive in the writing world. Continue reading
Over the past couple of years I’ve put together some gift recommendations for writers—and the writers in our lives (if you happen to be lucky enough to have a relationship with one!). Continue reading
I had the pleasure of giving some advice the other day to someone thinking of starting as a specialist writer. So I thought I’d post the crux here, based on what I’ve learned from personal experience and from the lessons of many others for it may just help you too. Continue reading
The past month since my last post here has been frenetic and the biggest impact you’ll see on this blog will be an attempt to imbue a more traditional “weblogging” focus: not so much manicured articles with introductory graphics but more of my experiences. You can go to my full website for the former. Continue reading
In 2007 American Vogue’s Creative Director, Grace Coddington, made a comment that stunned me given her by then iconic status: Continue reading
If there’s one investment you can make in yourself today, whether as an amateur creative (one who does what you do for the love of it) or a professional (who like me will not do it unless I love it too!)—it’s education.
It amazes me how quickly stories can be found in a journalistic sense, merely by observing and looking for the angle yet untouched. Continue reading
Desperate for time alone to complete some draft chapters for his baseball book, character, Ray Barone, begs his wife, Debra, to take their kids away for a day of camping so that he can find focus and productivity. Having wasted so much time during the year, an exasperated Debra makes Ray despair: Continue reading
Yet another example of people posting quotes on the Internet without checking the source.
This time from Virgin “Influencer”, Richard Branson, who published a meme on LinkedIn, liked by 20,000 sheep as of my last check. Continue reading
It’s amazing how time flies when life interrupts. Like when you suddenly find yourself with an operation you hadn’t planned.