Of all the skills a good writer needs in order to write well, I think one of the most important is empathy. It doesn't matter if you have excellent grammar, seamless plotting, or snappy dialogue. If you don't have empathy for your characters, both the heroes and villains, then the story is going to show… Continue reading Empathy
It always bothers me when people say they can't write. Sure, some people may have more talent than others, but they probably write more often. In my opinion, and my experience, anyone can write. Doesn't matter if it's an email, a school report, or a piece of fiction. Anyone can do it. The thing is,… Continue reading The Write Stuff
One of the drawbacks to being creative is dealing with disappointment. It can be awful when one of your projects doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to, or when people don't like it, or things just fall apart. I've had stories that I simply couldn't make work. I've had stories that never made… Continue reading The Right Attitude
I was tempted to use this recipe as the subject of one of my cooking videos, but because I'm using a slow cooker I figured it wouldn't be quite as much fun. I mean, who's going to watch four hours of chicken breasts slowly coming up to temperature? Slow cooking is often dismissed as "not… Continue reading Pulled BBQ Chicken
How much does personal experience influence our art? Join me as I discuss the subtle and obvious ways experience shapes our creativity. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. Or if you prefer, I also have a YouTube channel. Or you can simply listen to it here!
I think it's safe to say that most writers focus on pieces they want to publish. Short stories, poems, novels, it's all done with the end goal of seeing it in print. That being the case, I think it's also safe to assume that many writers don't do any writing practice. You know, exercises, vignettes,… Continue reading Writing Practice
Art can be serious business. People who create take their projects seriously. We agonize over them, we cuss at them, we deal with frustration, aggravation, annoyance. We want to produce the best objet d'art we can. It doesn't matter if it's the written word, paint on canvas, or audio file. We live and breathe art.… Continue reading Having Fun
Hey, hey, hey...the latest episode of Richard's Kitchen is fresh out of the oven. This week I'm making Shrimp Skewers, a recipe that's fun, easy, and allows you to customize any way you choose. Catch it here: https://youtu.be/Y0rdLkhCSPY
I'm back in the kitchen and sharing another fun recipe. This week it's Potato Cakes! One of the things that makes this recipe so great is that you can do so many different things with it with additions. Check it out and see if you get inspired! https://youtu.be/QViFhkYAzlQ
The topic for this episode is "Who Cares?" It's easy to lose your motivation when you don't have an audience or you aren't getting the attention you think you should, but this doesn't mean you should give up. Join me as I talk about keeping your focus and staying motivated. The podcast is available at… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 33, is available!