Lessons to Practice #17: The Eloquence of Your Voice

Writing without using your own true voice is writing without merit, plain and simple. Even if you happen to luck out and pen stories that land you a multi-million-dollar deal, going back and reading "your" own work will feel inauthentic at best, and painful at worst. Still, I have to honor the fact that finding … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #17: The Eloquence of Your Voice

Lessons to Practice #11: Plotting a Hero’s Journey (Part 2 of 2)

I have a super awesome announcement tonight: this past Monday, at around 11:41 AM, I completed my first draft of book 1 in my trilogy, The Virility Project! This is by far my largest and most thematically complex work of fiction to date, and one whose idea I first conceived waaay back in early 2009. After a couple … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #11: Plotting a Hero’s Journey (Part 2 of 2)

Lessons to Practice #1: Writing Consistently and with Purpose

Good evening folks! How is everyone doing? Tonight I would like to start a new blogging series called "Lessons to Practice." In each Tuesday night post of this series, I will summarize what I'm learning as I spend 2017 editing, rewriting, and refining my works. Each "Lessons to Practice" installment will also include a brief summary of … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #1: Writing Consistently and with Purpose