Are you a real travel writer?

Are you a real travel writer?

When How not to write like Elizabeth Gilbert published a few weeks ago, I couldn’t get myself to read it. The title offers a judgmental parsing of literary value, and I just don’t have the energy for it. I’d rather write than sit around discussing...
Writing Prompt: Writing Strong Male Characters

Writing Prompt: Writing Strong Male Characters

I’ve been sitting on this prompt for a little while, but I got distracted by the news. It’s been so damn awful lately. Not that the news is any better, but I figure it can’t hurt to have a distraction. A couple weeks ago, I was sitting there, minding...
How to be a perfect father in three easy steps

How to be a perfect father in three easy steps

First produce viable semen. It can be through passion or from duty or because you do it in a lab for money or whatever. This is usually the first step. It means nothing. Then, read all the books your wife tells you she thinks you should be reading. At least seriously...
6 ways to be a more productive writer

6 ways to be a more productive writer

I am a master of distraction. Indeed, I could spend days completing truly productive, helpful tasks and yet STILL find a myriad of methods to fill my time with everything but writing. I’m not alone in this. The sheer number of times I’ve had the...
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