The Accidental Productive Writer

If it wasn’t for the Internet, I think a lot more people would write books. It’s actually a wonder that anything ever gets done when most of have easy access to a firehose of information, social networking and clickbait 24/7. There are times when a writer purposely shuts off the Internet…and there are times whenContinue reading “The Accidental Productive Writer”

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?”

Summer Nights

Sometimes, the modern world is a blessing for a writer. Worlds of information lay at my fingertips. I can write, edit and publish from anywhere and everywhere. But I can also get sidetracked, distracted, overwhelmed. Sometimes everything is too much. That’s when I need to step back from the world and all its technological wonders.Continue reading “Summer Nights”

A Day Without an iPhone

When I first realized that I’d left my phone at home, I panicked. I was cut-off from the world; isolated from my social network, friends and loved ones. For several hours, I would be unreachable by phone call or text message. I started to feel anxious, but within a few minutes, the rational side ofContinue reading “A Day Without an iPhone”

How Social Media Changes the Way We Write

Social media has changed the world. In a few short years, it transformed from a novelty for angsty teens into a force that literally topples governments. It changes the way we maintain friendships, the way we look for love, even the way we eat. Now, it is about to change the way writers craft theirContinue reading “How Social Media Changes the Way We Write”