Let's drop the comparison game, folks. Their 'best' does not dictate your value We are all amazing in our own ways. Comparing our value to others does not increase anyone's value, it diminishes our ability to do good things. It wastes energy. Comparing has been a trap for me. I acknowledge that. And comparing myself … Continue reading Moving from “Better Than” to “Great”
I was talking with my friend Chamberlain recently, and it centered around our struggles with Anxiety. And he was talking about how things 1, 2, and 3 were causing him anxiety. And something immediately came to mind. These things - whether they be relational, emotional, career-based tensions and stresses - aren't what causes anxiety. They … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.
Here's a video Mandi Lynn released recently on how to format your book into an ebook format for various different online shops, and it is super easy.
There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don't hide this very well. https://twitter.com/robfike/status/1024352664744865792 He has produced several books that have changed my life as an artist and creator for the better. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are really why I talk at all about my craft to begin with. It gave me license … Continue reading Active Reading in the Margins
I've been trying my damndest to revise my first novel, The Department for Mutated Persons, so I've been trying to glean any and all information on how to revise the right way.
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
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. But understanding depression is the first step of the battle to combat it. Check out this video from Ted-Ed about depression and equip yourself to … Continue reading What is Depression?
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
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