I've been working on my next short story collection and feeling good about it. Since being in lockdown and working remote, the lack of commuting and convenience of being at home has allowed me an extra hour or so every morning to write. And yes, I've been taking advantage of it. I should probably be… Continue reading Making it Happen
So I've been working - writing - on my trusty little MacBook Air for a few years now. I love the action on the keyboard, the screen is the perfect size, and I've been able to write more than thirty stories, and the rough draft of a novel, without any issues. She's my little workhorse.… Continue reading Hand Cramp!
When it comes to art, I feel that the possibilities are endless. There are so many plots, characters, situations, and scenarios that I can't imagine a time where artists don't have something to work with. However, there is a caveat. At least, in some areas of art. Consider the guitar, for example. There are six… Continue reading Possibilities
If you haven't noticed, I enjoy cooking. I write about cooking here on my blog and I post cooking videos on my YouTube channel. To me, cooking is just another way to be creative. My favorite recipes are the ones that allow me to experiment with seasoning and switching out ingredients. It allows me to… Continue reading Baking Frustration
Do you remember the first book you read that really spoke to you, got into your head, made you want to be a writer? Or at the very least, made you a lifelong reader? I do. It was Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I read it when I was nine years old. I know, sort of… Continue reading My First Book
We see ads around us every day. Some are good, some are bad. But have you ever considered advertising to be art? Join me as I discuss advertising as an art form. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Amazon, and PodBean. If you prefer, I also have a YouTube channel.
Okay, personal opinion time. I think that writing humor is incredibly difficult. In fact, it's far more difficult than writing drama. With drama, the feelings are more universal. Whereas with comedy, well, it's much more subjective. What I mean here is that almost everyone responds in a similar fashion to dramatic events. You know, like… Continue reading Writing Humor isn’t Funny
This isn't a fancy recipe by any means, but it's a quick and easy way to prepare shrimp. Plus, only a handful of ingredients! All you need is: 1 lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 TB of butter 1 TB of Worcestershire Sauce black pepper Juice from half a lemon First, melt the butter… Continue reading Quick and Easy Shrimp
I think that one of the causes of 'creative block' can be attributed to decision making. What I mean is, when working on a project we have to make choices. Dozens of them. Maybe hundreds. Some are minor, like the color of a character's hair. Others are major and can change the course of the… Continue reading A Fork in the Road
Why are the acoustics in a shower so damn good? It's not like I'm a professional singer - far from it - but I can hold a tune in an amateurish sort of way. But get me in the shower and I turn into a combination of Freddy Mercury, Pavarotti, and Brad Delp (Boston). I… Continue reading Singing in the Shower