Why The Advice to Just Write is Just Wrong
Rants / April 4, 2015

Why The Advice to Just Write is Just Wrong Since I was a teen I’d been writing regularly. I kept diaries, journals, wrote poems, songs, short stories and any piece of an idea that came to me. I literally had binders full of these types of writings. Why? Because I had been told that to become a better writer I had to… just write. The only problem was, I WASN’T becoming a better writer. I’d open up a binder and sift through my writings and wonder what the hell I was thinking. I was struck by how much of my own writing I didn’t want to read. Writing takes time and effort. So, why would I want to put energy into something that didn’t give me a sense of satisfaction? Why indeed. But, I had heard (over and over again) how important it was to just write. So I did.

The 3 Sisters of a Bad Ass Outline
Rants / March 9, 2015

Check out this amazing SEO tool I use on this site! Click Here! The 3 Sisters of a Bad Ass Outline Do you often find yourself sitting at the computer creating the Next Great American Novel… just waiting for the next sentence to pop into your head? You’re not alone. For many, the act of writing is an arduous chore that saps the creative juice which motivated us to start in the first place. Well, here’s “The Secret” no one tells you, about some of the most successful and prolific authors on the planet… Almost all of them start with a ready made template or story outline. They don’t sit down and just write like we’ve been told to do over and over again. The advice of just write has landed many writers (myself included) in the same frustrating spot… stuck, uninspired and dreading the next sentence with reams of pages that go nowhere. The savvy and successful author knows there is a “formula” to their success. It all starts with a very well thought through outline. These well known writers get most of the details of the story down on paper during this planning stage. So, by the time…