A little deviation from my usual posts about creativity. Hope you don't mind. Kindness has been on my mind lately, for somewhat obvious reasons. I've gotten to the point where I'm limiting my exposure to the daily news. Too much bad news, frustrating news, anger-inducing news. In my opinion, most of it stems from a… Continue reading Be Kind
I've always loved poetry, but I recently realized that I hadn't read any in quite some time. While I have more than a few poetry books on my shelves, I thought I would venture out and discover something new. I found Dawn Olmo in the #WritingCommunity on Twitter. If you aren't familiar with it, it's… Continue reading Book Review – Lost Inside My Mind
The latest episode of my creativity podcast is now live. The topic this week is "Not Perfect, But Good Enough". The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. Or if you prefer, I also have a YouTube channel. If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave a review on whatever platform you're listening on. And,… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 28, is available!
I don't think anyone would argue that life can be difficult sometimes. We've all had those moments, those days, even those years where everything goes sideways and we're left wondering where we went wrong. No one is immune from it, but we persevere. One thing that has helped me cope with downturns is creativity, losing… Continue reading Creativity as a Distraction
There's a quote attributed to baseball great Joe DiMaggio that I discovered recently that resounded in me. He was once asked why he always played so hard in every game. DiMaggio replied, "There may be some kid in the stands who's seeing me or the first time, or maybe the last, and I don't want… Continue reading First Time or Last Time
I've written about the late Neil Peart (pronounced "Pea-art") on this blog once or twice. He was most famous for being the amazing drummer and lyricist for the progressive-rock band Rush. He kept rhythm for them for over forty years, finally succumbing to a brain tumor earlier this year. But the other thing Peart was… Continue reading Book Review – Far and Away: A Prize Every Time
Ugh, so I started my week by discovering someone had create a fake account in my name on Twitter (and possibly other social media sites) and was sending inappropriate messages to some of my female friends. I feel incredibly lucky, however, because the people who were contacted knew it wasn't me. It's nice to know… Continue reading Fake Accounts
I came across this line in Far and Away, by Neil Peart (review coming soon). It comes from Peart's childhood in Canada. When he'd finish one of his chores, like washing the family car, and ask his dad if it was good enough, his dad would reply, "If it's perfect, then it's good enough." Peart… Continue reading Not Perfect, but Good Enough
Every once in a while I sit back and consider my writing career. It's hasn't been illustrious, but it's been fun. I've written hundreds of thousands of words, both fiction and non-fiction, and I have more ideas than I know what to do with. Nowadays, I focus solely on fiction. I love being able to… Continue reading What’s My Job?
What does the future hold for the publishing industry? It's hard to say with any certainty. With the world so interconnected via the web and the new possibilities that holds, there's no telling where it may lead. Consider magazines for a moment. For short story and novella writers, magazines were the go-to way to get… Continue reading The Future of Publishing