In an age where we must be cautious as to what we say, for one group it is open season for criticism and attacks. That group is Men. The reason is that today’s narrative is the belief that the male species has enjoyed centuries of unfettered privilege and consequently deserve all the criticism they receive. But is that true?Read More
Q: What “mistakes” shouldn’t you let your editor fix?
A1: You should never let your editor fix “mistakes” unless they’re removing “scare” quotes from where they don’t “belong.”
A2: Genuine mistakes, on the other hand, are another story, and it’s only sort of complicated. But here’s why . . .Read More
The Medieval Age, those 1000 years of technological and intellectual darkness when superstition was the source of humankind’s explanation of the world. Looking back today, many of the insane things people believed in medieval times seem funny. But in that age of faith, evil spirits, demons, and crazy remedies were wholeheartedly embraced.
In this episode, we take a tour of the fantastical medieval beliefs.Read More
I know it sounds crazy to think writers would sabotage their writing, when our title alone says we’re writers. The conclusion, of course, is that writers write, and it’s a given that we love to write more than anything else in the world. That’s true, sure, but it’s not always true.Read More
Hey, if you’re living life correctly, you’re gonna feel a little dirty once in a while. But setting aside your inherent naughtiness, the idea of cleaning our insides has become a focus of better health advocates. And as the words suggest, diet processes promoting detox and cleanses have enjoyed great popularity over the past decade. The questions remain, however, as to whether these proposed solutions do what they say they do.Read More
The more you read the more you find books that fall short of your own expectations. In fact, if you are in the writing field you most likely have said at some point or in some variation, “This book got published? I should be fine then.”Read More
The English language is far from static as we add thousands of new words each year. Many of those new words get their start as slang. In this episode, we take you on a journey through some of the most interesting slang of today and yesteryear.Read More
The Zombie Film Genre is continues to resurrect itself. Some films stand the test of time, some fail from the start, but always there is the next true zombie gem. In my humble opinion these films make the list for some of the absolute best zombie films.Read More
In this episode, we explore the Growth versus Fixed mindset theory and share some practices to both determine which you are and how to improve your growth mindset while avoiding some of the pitfalls of both types.Read More
It’s helpful for a writer to have their own style guide. So if you own The Chicago Manual of Style, you may think that’s all you need. After all, you are now in possession of THE information source the pros use. What could go wrong? Here’s the thing: a style guide is one tool in the toolbox. There are dictionaries, grammar guides, continually updated language usage guides . . .Read More
If you want improve how you look and feel but also need a saner, more manageable plan or at least a short self-improvement list, this is your episode. Plus, eight out of ten items on our list will take less than ten minutes of your time, and the longest commitment we’ve included is getting a good night’s sleep.Read More
I think it’s fair to say most of us feel like we’re starved for time and—no matter how much we keep saying we want to read more—reading is often pushed to the back corner of our lives. I can look back to times in my life where it was just so easy to do. So what’s changed? Let’s see . . .Read More