You can’t treat writing as some mystical, mysterious, only-for-the-called-and-gifted endeavor.
Not if you want to do much of it.
If it helps, think of it as content production. Personally, I hate that term. It’s like saying meal production instead of cooking.
But if it helps, who cares.
Whatever you call it, to do more of it, break it down. Then tackle one piece at a time. Maybe… Continue reading
Wait, you do dream about nonfiction writing courses, right?
Well, at any rate, I do. There are lots of writing courses out there. Most of them are for
- fiction writing
- how to get started freelancing
- how to keep going in freelancing
- how to get more gigs in freelancing
- various secrets of success in freelancing
- bits and bobs on
I had been married for almost three years. We had a baby girl. I went back home to be with Mom for what would be her last month. I spent my days feeding Mara mashed bananas and rocking her to sleep, propping Mom up on pillows and sitting by her while she slept, slipping out of the house with my Dad or sister to grab a milkshake and look at each… Continue reading
He was blue. Or at least bluish. That seemed the strangest thing to him, right now, out of all the strange things that were around him. And were him.
The red desert stretching around him with the black sky, somehow light overhead, no sun beaming down or fierce heat on his head but just the strange dry rock, or sand, or something, particles that weren’t like any other he’d… Continue reading
Dear people writing open letters:
We all know that your open letters are not really letters to the “designated recipients.”
We all know that you’re really writing to us, the public, the masses, the mindless scrollers of newsfeed loops, the social media followers, and that you have thoughts. Opinions. Valuable opinions to share about this latest thing, this story, this whatever-the-hell happened.
And you… Continue reading