Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Notecard Phase

Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Notecard Phase

I get really excited in the notecard phase of writing any book. This is when I’ve done a lot of research and broken down all my notes and transcripts into bite-sized pieces. I put each piece on a notecard so that then I can spread them all out on my bedroom...
Candace Bushnell: You Need a Point of View to Be a Writer

Candace Bushnell: You Need a Point of View to Be a Writer

While researching my upcoming book on Sex and the City, I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of the book that inspired the series, Candace Bushnell. She said something that really stuck with me: “One of the reasons that I am a writer is that I do have a...

Real Writers Risk

I read an insightful piece on Fast Company’s website today by novelist Michael Grothaus about how he quit his six-figure tech job to write his book. What I loved most was this part: Like any dream venture, whether it’s writing a novel or launching a...
Next Open Mic: May 30!

Next Open Mic: May 30!

Celebrate your Memorial Day with us … music, poetry, and fun! For sign-up or more information visit: https://rocknrollpoetry.splashthat.com/
Blogging Without a Blog

Blogging Without a Blog

When we think of blogging, we often think of what I’m doing right now: People posting stuff on their own website, usually with the help of a platform like WordPress or Tumblr. But there are other ways to get your work out there, without having to build a...
What Is a ‘Blog Post,’ Really, Anyway?

What Is a ‘Blog Post,’ Really, Anyway?

Now that I’m teaching Blog Writing, I’ve encountered a sticky problem: I don’t know what a blog post is. I mean, obviously I know the way any thinking person in 2016 knows. I know that this is one I’m writing right now, for instance. But when...