Rip Your Own Heart Out

You’re going to feel attached to your art, whatever form it takes, but the brutal truth is that you need to take those shimmering strings of sentimentality and sever them with a saber. You might also want to make sure you’re not using too much alliteration. There are essentially three motivations for creating art: Self…

50 Writing Prompts for September

Last week I challenged you to write thirty short stories in a month. I know that’s going to be a difficult task, so I’ve prepared a list of fifty prompts for you to inject into your brain, mix with whatever your particular brand of madness might be, and unleash upon the world as short stories….

How Long Should Writing Take?

I recently followed a thread on Twitter asking a simple question: #FellowWriters: On average, how long does it take you to write a first draft of your novel?#writerslife #amwriting pic.twitter.com/QmhyZRlM0A  — Morgan Wright (@byMorganWright) August 20, 2018 The responses which Morgan Wright received ranged from the lengthy and philosophical “46 years, going on 47…” –Rob Grant,…

The Gentle Hammer of Truth

In our inaugural #ThorsDay post, I’d like to introduce you to The Gentle Hammer of Truth, a friend we’ll grow to know well over the next few years. Ghot is a friendly piece of magical ironmongery, a non-binary anthropomorphized entity who exists to deliver hard truths to content creators all across the internet. You’re welcome…

30 Stories in 30 Days

It’s been hot in Virginia this August. I mean, miserable hot. The sort of hot where you go out after six in the evening because it’s finally cooled off, and you’re still soaked with sweat after twenty minutes. After a solid two months of seriously exercising every day, my biking routine took a nosedive in August…

You CAN write a novel

Look up there at the topic. Read it again. Now read it out loud. It’s true. Listen, I know that writing a novel can be intimidating. When I was a teenager I started at least half a dozen novels in all sorts of genres: fantasy, science fiction, crime, adventure. And all of them met the…

First Post!

Take my hand and follow me through the darkness on this grand adventure into the depths of the internet and everything that it has to offer creatives. Surely this narrow path of glowing lights will lead us to victory, not a dead-end in the Bog of Eternal Stench… right? Hopefully. We live in the best…