My Fifth Blogiversary

Five years ago today, I started a writing blog. I didn’t really have a plan for what I was going to do once it was up and running, but it seemed like a natural extension of my dream of being a writer. I knew I needed a discipline; something that would force me to writeContinue reading “My Fifth Blogiversary”

Why Does Bolivia Hate Me?

I am fortunate to be a writer living in the early 21st century. At no time in history has it been possible for my words to reach so many eyes. The Internet allows this blog to travel around the world in the blink of an eye. That amazes me. Every day, I’m connected to folksContinue reading “Why Does Bolivia Hate Me?”

The Trouble With Self-Disclosure

When I first started writing, I didn’t know how personal it was. I thought I was writing about heroes and villains far removed from my dull existence. It took several years before I realized that I was actually writing about myself. That doesn’t mean my characters are facsimiles of me. But deep down, at theContinue reading “The Trouble With Self-Disclosure”

I Don’t Know What to Blog About

I meant to write a novel this month and I haven’t written a word. That’s pretty bad. What’s worse is that I’m supposed to blog twice a week and I haven’t done that either. You can’t force inspiration, but neither can you use its absence to excuse laziness. If I’m going to make it asContinue reading “I Don’t Know What to Blog About”

First Blogiversary

One year ago today, I took the plunge. Twice a week, I was going to post a blog about writing, filmmaking, photography and life and everyone in the world would read it a love me and shower me with praise for my astute observations and witty asides. It almost turned out that way. This blogContinue reading “First Blogiversary”