Between Books: It’s Hard to Take a Sick Day When You Freelance

Today, I am sick with what everyone else on the planet has. Part of me wants to just rest, and I would definitely be home sick if I had a job that paid me anyway. But I have a freelance assignment to do, and a packed schedule the rest of the week, which means I am...
Between Books: Jack Hart’s ‘Storycraft’

Between Books: Jack Hart’s ‘Storycraft’

For the past approximately 30 hours, I have been hell bent on reading a book I bought used at The Strand, Jack Hart’s Storycraft. I’m already about three-fourths of the way through it, which tells you something: It’s both insanely useful and...
Between Books: I Do Not Write Every Day

Between Books: I Do Not Write Every Day

Lots of famous writers have uttered words of advice about the importance of writing every day. But I don’t really write every day. I might get close to that when I’m in the thick of a book draft or other large project. I do have “writing time”...
Between Books: No advice, just guitars

Between Books: No advice, just guitars

I’ve been sharing advice here the last few weeks, and it seems to have been popular. I hope I was right about stuff! (I think I stuck to things I know, so don’t worry.) Today I’m feeling neither full of knowledge nor terribly motivated —...