No, You Can’t Reinvent the Wheel, But…

In his comedy special “New In Town” John Mulaney remarks that the satisfaction of cancelling plans is akin to using heroin. Having never used heroin myself, I can neither confirm nor deny the validity of this statement; I can however affirm that I love not doing things. I’m a homebody through and through, and I can’t remember any time in my existence where I would … Continue reading No, You Can’t Reinvent the Wheel, But…

How to Jump Off Cliffs (And Create Fearlessly)

Here’s a little background about me. I have an M.A. in biblical studies from one of the top five seminaries in the country (and the numbers separating the top five are thin at best). During my tenure of study, I learned from some of the most highly published and respected Bible scholars and theologians currently in the game. Furthermore, I had opportunities to listen to … Continue reading How to Jump Off Cliffs (And Create Fearlessly)

5 Things About Writing That I Learned From My Dog

My wife and I got our first dog together in November of 2019. I should first clarify by saying that of course we grew up with dogs, both us with labradors whom we loved and adored, but the dog we took in during the waning months of 2019 was our dog. Like never before in our lives we were solely responsible for the health and … Continue reading 5 Things About Writing That I Learned From My Dog

So NaNoWriMo Is Over… Now What?

You did it! Or maybe you didn’t do it, didn’t quite hit your word count, didn’t end up with the story you imagined. That’s okay. You have words! And those words are twisting together and stacking high to make a wonderful story. Even if you can’t see it yet, whether you have fifty thousand words or just five thousand, there’s potential in the pages of … Continue reading So NaNoWriMo Is Over… Now What?

So It’s Your First Time Doing NaNoWriMo

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first big step toward writing a novel: you started. You’ve got an idea burning in the back of your brain, you’ve got characters itching to leap into existence, you’ve got a setting just waiting to be brought to life. The only thing standing between you and your grand vision is fifty thousand little words. Easy peasy. Or… not. It’s a big … Continue reading So It’s Your First Time Doing NaNoWriMo