Life Is Like A Dirty Diaper
Summer gave way to Fall last week, Brad and Angelina are no more, and heck, there's even a new Dos Equis man. Yes folks, change is in the air. But isn't it always? Aren't we constantly evolving? No, I don't necessarily mean in a Darwin kind of way, but I am talking about our thoughts, our likes, our opinions, our wants, desires, dreams and fears. Sure some of those things stick with us forever, like a bad hairdo from the 80's. Come on dude that permed mullet just ain't cool a
What the Hell?
So I read a couple of interesting things this weekend. Both made me think ... What The Hell? From my last post you know I've eating healthier by necessity. That does not mean I've gone meat free. I would starve if that was the case it just means I now shell out three times the price for free range, never had growth hormone, or antibiotics chicken. Guess what folks? It still tastes like Chicken. But I've been reading about nutrition and I came across an article about a new veg
My Real Writing
Due to the quick nature of blogging, y'all have endured my terrible typos, gruesome grammar, and some shoddy storytelling. I'm sure many of you have went so far as to say, "And this guy calls himself a writer." Well, today I'm proud to announce that starting today you can read in it's entirety and completely for free -- An actual sample of what I affectionately call my -- Real Writing. That's right head the story I blogged about selling a month or so back is now up on the UND
R.I.P & Kiss My ...
Write like your momma is dead. This was one of the first pieces of advice Jodi Thomas gave me back in the very first creative writing class I took after I decided that I wanted to become an author. At the time I chuckled along with the rest of the class and didn't think to much about the statement. But over the years I've come to realize all that this statement means. It's not just your momma you have to clear from your mind. It's your spouse, your friends, maybe an entir
Put That Shoe On!
Most of us struggling writers have at some point gotten a rejection and thought something along the lines of, What the hell do THEY know. I could get where I wanted to be if it wasn't for all these blind Literary agents. That is not a healthy or productive way to see the process. It is easy for us to only see our side of the issue. We, meaning unpublished writers, hear things like, You have one paragraph, or at the most one page to catch an agents notice. That sounds harsh
Better Late Than Never
Have you ever shown up late for a party only to discover your friends are five or six drinks ahead of you? It's the same whether your friends are sipping glasses of wine, guzzling bottles of Shiner Bock, or downing shots of tequila. Regardless of which setting fits you best, coming in late is a drag. You can bet something you missed, ... a joke, a song, a funny story, ... will be brought up over and over, and with every confused frown from you, somebody will say, "You had to