The Plan When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I … Continue reading When Plans Don’t Work Out
I've been measuring my life by projects as long as I can remember. You could say I have a history of taking on huge, chunky projects and letting them frame the narrative of what my life is like during a season. I've worked on novels, written the aforementioned tv-serial, produced large videos throughout my career, and taken large seasons of time to develop and change my art and design style.
Sometimes you've just got to embrace your goofy side in parenting.
This Bruce Lee Quote is the beginning of the book, Declutter Your Mind. "It's not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the in-essentials." -Bruce Lee What do you need to cut out of your life? (I have been working through the book "Declutter Your Mind" and making art based on its … Continue reading Decluttering the Mind
Remember, remember! The fifth of November... Given that tomorrow is a pretty significant election here in the United States, I have been thinking about how thankful I am that I live in a country where I can exercise my right to vote. To be able to make a small contribution to the direction our country … Continue reading Thankful Day 05
I am thankful for things that don't go according to plan. Specifically, I'm thankful when things don't go according to my plans. As much as I may be 'wise' about decisions, I'm - in the end - a human with fallible reasoning and destructive patterns. Anybody who disagrees with this is not being honest about the … Continue reading Thankful Day 04
I just wanted to share this review of my first draft for The Department for Mutated Persons. It's 1984 meets X-Men! To read it for yourself, you can check on this blog OR go to Wattpad. Also, if you write a review, share it with me!
Noah Zandan brings us an interesting video on the language of lying. This can be helpful not only to spot a liar, but - for writers - to create complex characters that lie in ways that feel genuine. https://youtu.be/H0-WkpmTPrM
Check out this cool Ted Talk from Anne Lamott about life and writing. One thing that stuck out to me is when she said: If it’s someone else’s problem, then you probably don’t have the answer anyway… Help is the sunny side of control. https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_lamott_12_truths_i_learned_from_life_and_writing?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_content=talk&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_term=humanities
Reedsy offers tools to get your book out in the wild, which is the endgame for most people writing a book, no? Here's a quick, 5-minute video that will walk you through the various tools that can help you make a book for FREE through their site. Also if you are interested in just learning … Continue reading How to Make a Book for Free with Reedsy