Writing Is Your Job

Are you a published writer who earns enough from putting your wordsmithy out there to live off it? Then you’re one of the few lucky scribblers who managed to swim up on the other shore of the treacherous Amazon river (pun intended) and you can go applaud yourself. This blog post, however, is for theContinue reading “Writing Is Your Job”

Impactful Fiction

Fiction always had and continues to have a great inpact on humanity. It’s shaped our history, our language, our philosophies and religions, our imagination and our perception. Every work of fiction has the potential to impact at least one person’s trajectory through life, if only by enriching his experience, and that’s one of the topContinue reading “Impactful Fiction”

Grit And Guts Or Going Nuts

When I first started putting my hypergraphia to sensible use, it came with a load of prejudices in the trunk. I thought being a writer meant you had to think purple, that you had to have read everything worthwhile out there and were supposed to live in a house built out of your own booksContinue reading “Grit And Guts Or Going Nuts”

Feasibility Matters

We naturally follow a “what’s in it for me” law in everything we do, be it the pursuit of a hobby (fun overweighs the cost), a job (money overweighs the effort) or an investment (gain overweighs the risk). Even if we’re not aware of it, we’re always performing this comparison in our minds, and logicallyContinue reading “Feasibility Matters”

Warning: Editor Inside!

Don’t you just hate the feeling that something’s terribly wrong with exactly this paragraph, but you can’t pinpoint it? It’s the wording, and possibly the sentence length. Or is it the punctuation? By God, it’s not the words, it’s the meaning behind them! It’s not conveying the right mood, and you don’t know how theContinue reading “Warning: Editor Inside!”