A Variety

It’s a bit of advice I gave my child the other day while out on a walk: read a lot; read a variety. It took long into my 40-some years to learn that even for myself. Too often, reading becomes much like any form of entertainment in our lives. We read less because well… We … Continue reading A Variety

Trimming

The other day I was looking at a pile of work. It was stacked high in front of me, almost to a level that I was unable to see beyond it. And with each piece I removed, another two were being added. Sometimes I was able to peel off far more of the pile than … Continue reading Trimming

Repeat

Repetition is key. Every day, do something to improve yourself. And repeat it. Every. Day. Trying to learn to play an instrument? Practice every day. Repeat the habit until it feels unnatural to not play. Want to learn a language? Speak it. Every. Day. Repetition breeds learning. It breeds behavior. Nothing that is truly worth … Continue reading Repeat

The Fun of Being Unknown

I have a huge advantage right now. As a writer that is. As a creative mind. What’s that advantage? Being unknown. Okay, I think that I know what you are thinking: “how the f^@& is being unknown an advantage as a writer? Don’t you want readers to know you?” Yes and no. I am strange … Continue reading The Fun of Being Unknown