Unstopping the Block


Deconstructing the Artist

As of this Sunday, I will have completed my second time through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Once again I feel my creative blocks falling away. I believe it is much easier to write than to not write. I have realized the amount of time and energy I put into not writing becomes productive […]

April 30, 2015

Must All Artists Be Mad?


Deconstructing the Artist

Let’s begin deconstructing the stigmas and stereotypes about artists. Here’s one – not all artists write all night. Many sleep instead. Nor are most people able to write a novel while on their lunch break at their 9-5 job. In fact, most artists are better off working hours that are not 9-5. To back me […]

April 21, 2015

When The Internet Seems Unhelpful


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

I haven’t been on my schedule lately because, as with most people, a holiday, even one you only sorta celebrate, brings a whole lot.  A whole lot of people, food, board games, social outings, talking, hiking, and drinking. This is just a pop in to say that when the internet seems unhelpful or unfriendly or […]

April 5, 2015

Support Beams


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

Last night I had a dream that my friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore.  I told them I really needed them and they just shrugged and disappeared.  I try not to read too much into dreams since the majority of mine are about dinosaurs who are about to eat me.  No doubt it’s all metaphorical […]

March 26, 2015

What do you DO?


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

There are these things where you go and do something for around 8 hours at a time and someone pays you.  We artists like to call them “day jobs” so as not to confuse the perpetual drudgery with our real work, the writing. Sometimes, I hear, the day job doesn’t have to be drudgery.  It […]

March 19, 2015

Sometimes What You Need is a Kick in the Pants


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

I’ve been working on this being-a-serious-writer thing for a few months now.  I tell everyone to leave me alone!  I have to get some serious writing done! (Serious meaning committed here.  I write comedy).  Only I haven’t actually been writing, apart from blog posts, journaling, and an occasional book review.  My novel languishes, the first […]

March 17, 2015

5 Reasons I Almost Stopped Writing This Blog


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

Let’s face it, once the blog is up and running and you’ve spent a few giddy hours playing with font and rearranging photos, the excitement of the whole thing wears off and you’re faced with the prospect of now actually running a blog.  Thus this list: 5 Reasons I Almost Stopped Writing This Blog 1. […]

March 14, 2015