25
OCT
2012

Let’s talk about NaNo

A week from today is the first day of November. And you know what November means in the writing community, right? NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNo is simple: Write 50,000 words in the month of November. I participated for the first time two years ago...
31
MAR
2012

Steal Like an Artist

About a year ago, I was at the day job (web design), when a link to a blog post made it’s way around the office via AIM. The post was basically one man’s manifesto when it came to creativity. He listed out ten things he wished he knew when he was starting out as a...
19
MAR
2012

A Scrivener tutorial: character worksheets and freeform corkboard

Today we’re taking a look at character and setting worksheets in Scrivener, as well as how the application can be used to help brainstorm visually. (What, you didn’t know you could brainstorm visually in Scrivener? I didn’t either until recently, but then I...
14
FEB
2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is a very commercial holiday, but in a weird way, it always reminds me of Thanksgiving. Each and every Valentine’s Day I find myself reflecting on the number of wonderful people in my life. Friends, family, loved ones. I am truly blessed. I can’t help but feel...
10
MAY
2011

Like an artist

This comic by Ida Eva Neverdahl got passed around the internet today, and for obvious reasons. Take a look: Ida, how did you do this? How did you so perfectly capture the struggles of pursuing a creative life? How did you capture the process and the love and the doubts and the...
09
MAR
2011

Creativity is not a bottomless well

For a very long time, I was a firm believer that writing every day was the best recipe for staying sharp, focused and creative. Some days you write for hours, other days only a few minutes. But I’ve recently started to believe that writing every day may not always be the...