Why The Fetishization of Young Writers Continues

Addition: I was planning to post this a few weeks ago and thought it would be fitting timing to release my write-up now as Chuck Wendig recently posted an article emphasizing that writers can write at any age. As he states, "You gotta do the work. That's true whether you're 16 or 60." Wise words that we …

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Why I’m Doing #NanoWriMo in 2015

The TL;DR version of this blog post: I used to think writers who attempt NanoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in addition to their day jobs, schoolwork, family obligations, etc., were insane too optimistic about getting 50,000 words written in 30 days—even though there are tons of stories of people who have achieved this and quite a …

Why Chuck Wendig is Awesome (But You Already Know That) ;-)

I've recently been singing the (well-deserved) praises of Chuck Wendig's how-to book for writers, entitled The Kick-Ass Writer, which, after reading it, has now become the quintessential book on writing for writers that I will talk up and recommend. Considering the relevance of such issues as self-published writers, hybrid authors (of which Wendig himself is …