So You Think You Want to Freelance…

So, you think you want to take up freelance writing. I’ve been in your shoes. It’s exciting, but a little nerve wracking. It feels like you’re stepping free from the shackles of 9-to-5 work and into the warm sunlight of creative freedom. But before you embark on this journey, I’d like to offer my perspective.Continue reading “So You Think You Want to Freelance…”

The Secret of the Masters

For regular readers of this blog, what I’m about to write is going to seem strange. Last week, I wrote about not feeling qualified to give writing advice. Today, I’m going to give some writing advice. Let’s roll with it. How do you get to be really good at something? Not just average; more thanContinue reading “The Secret of the Masters”

Who Are You Calling An Expert?

A strange transformation happens after you’ve been doing something for a few years. Whether its writing or swing dancing, people around you start to notice. Maybe they can sense your comfort, or experience gives off a distinct odor, but others begin to gravitate toward you, seeking the source of your success. And they usually bringContinue reading “Who Are You Calling An Expert?”

Torn Sleeves: 5 Things I Learned About Writing in 2012

This was a big year for me. I graduated from college, moved into an apartment by myself and tried to sell my fiction. This was a year of major successes and humbling failures. I hope you will learn from my mistakes (and I hope I do, too). So, without further ado, here are the topContinue reading “Torn Sleeves: 5 Things I Learned About Writing in 2012”

Flash Fiction: Future Unwritten

I met myself in fifty years in the doorway of a coffee shop on San Francisco Street. Monsoon rains tapped a steady march on the sidewalk. Water swirled around parked car tires as it rushed downhill. He was bent over with the weight of years. Crow’s feet sprouted like ivy from the corners of hisContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Future Unwritten”