A Good Pencil

  Narrowing down my tools, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Blackwing 602 is one of my favorite pencils to use. Out of all the pencils that I have, I think I reach for this pencil the most. A rebirth of the original Blackwing 602 by Eberhard Faber, the Palomino version gets it pretty […]

Quotes – Get Writing!

Here are some good quotes by authors about how hard it is to get writing. But it is something that must be done if you are ever to be a writer. I personally like Anne Lammot and Ray Bradbury’s quotes. And Tony Kushner’s quote is all too true! Read and GET WRITING! “Oh my God, […]

Keep It Simple

  Cookies and milk. A childhood favorite. Maybe even an adulthood favorite. It’s simple, tastes good, and hits the spot when you need it. It’s not complicated. Pick your favorite cookie. Grab some milk. Dunk that bad boy and enjoy. It’s simple. While enjoying my milk and cookies I was reminded of how complicated writing can […]

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Recently watched this on YouTube. I found it insightful when it comes to writing and the writing life. I especially liked his take on the journey of the writer trying to fill that gap between a writer’s “good taste” and the writer’s actual work. It’s a 4 part series. Give it a view! Good stuff! […]

Creating From A Full Heart

Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. –Stephen King, On Writing   It’s a LIKE-centered culture, isn’t it? The number of hearts, thumbs, and increasing line graphs can drive you crazy sometimes. I know it does for me. I haven’t perfected it yet, but lately I’ve been trying really hard not to care […]