Category: Awesomeness

How To Create A Great Story

There are many, many stories out there. Stories surround us everywhere–if we just take the time to notice them. But a great story stands out from the rest. It becomes a part of you. It has pieces of your own story within the story. One example is Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,  a story about the relationship between a father and a son. Because of…

How To Avoid Living The Most Boring Story Ever

Wake up. Shower. Grab coffee. Skip breakfast. Brush teeth. Out the door. Get to work. Stare at screens all morning. Lunch. Stare at more screens all afternoon. Go home. Dinner. Stare at more screens all night. Go to bed.   Sadly, this describes the lives of millions of people. No wonder many count down days until retirement. This is NOT living. You…

The Modern Day Rules For Writing (And Why I Break Them)

  Photo by dbbent (Creative Commons) These are the rules of writing today: 1. Have a blog and post at least 2-3 times a week. My rule: I now only write when I have something important to say.  2. Build up web traffic (via Facebook and Twitter) promoting yourself.   My rule: Sure I do this some, but I don’t schedule…

How To (Or How Not To) Write an Ebook

It’s been a while and I know it’s time to write. I’m a little cranky, and something is missing. Not to mention there are goals to meet and stories to tell. Push the power button and hear no sound. Look for and eventually find the power supply. Push the power button again and hear a chime. Now there is a…