I think I’ve stated before that writing is a game of inches. Small steps, small amounts of progress everyday is how you achieve your goal. But small progress is not zero progress, and you have to make sure that you
Essays on Liberty
While I am a bit behind the schedule I originally set for myself (what else is new?), I am happy to announce that my new collection of essays will be available soon. The editing process always takes longer than you
Podcast for Writers
As someone who started podcasting in 2011, it’s hard for me to say whether podcasting has already peaked, or if it is now enjoying a golden age, as some have said. The popularity of NPR’s Serial podcast has certainly given
The Written Word Strikes Back
You generally can’t insult somebody without expecting a reaction. An alleged author (that I will not name because she doesn’t deserve the publicity) started the new year off with a bang by publishing a hastily written and poorly researched essay
Use It Or Lose It
For an injured athlete, or an astronaut on the International Space Station, the atrophy of unused muscles is a real concern. For a writer, if you’ll forgive my comparison of the brain to a muscle, keeping the creative juices flowing is
Happy New Year!
If you’re like me, your social media is full of people celebrating the end of the annus horribilis known as 2016. Apart from what certainly seemed to be an inordinate number of celebrity deaths last year (Prince being the biggest
The Shortest Day
Sorry, I disappeared there for a couple of months. Pretty much everything stopped for the launch of my book on Nov 1, and there were a lot of things piling up that needed my attention. But I am somewhat caught
A Trilogy? Really?
About a week ago I stumbled across kboards. What is kboards, you ask? It is at once a treasure trove of valuable information for independent authors and the most depressing place I’ve ever been. Not really, but given how long