Why I Write Reason 29: I Can Work From Home

Successful entrepreneurs don’t work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. With apologies to Tim Ferriss, whom I find alternately inspirational and annoying, most entrepreneurs can’t pull off a 4-hour workweek. That might be a goal, someday, when things are up and running, That assumes you’re setting up a turnkey operation, though, a business…

Why I Write Reason 28: It Makes Me Happy

Most of the reasons that I write seem to revolve around my finances, my creative impulses, and even my physical and mental health. There’s one reason that’s probably the most basic, while also the hardest to explain. I write because it makes me happy. It’s a much more complicated concept than it seems. When I’m…

Why I Write Reason 27: I’m Not Good at Other Things

Writing wasn’t always what I wanted to do with my life. Back in high school I wanted to be a comic book artist. I worked hard at it, drawing every day and practicing how to draw people, landscapes, and every conceivable type of object. I even got accepted to the Kubert School, back when it…

Light Reading: The Dancing Lights Press Newsletter, 21 May 2017

This is an abridged version of last week’s newsletter, which goes out every Sunday. If you aren’t already a subscriber, you still have time to sign up to get tomorrow’s edition! It’s a short newsletter this week, because I’ve got to get back to work on the print-on-demand versions of existing books, doing some revisions…

Why I Write Reason 26: It’s Cheap Entertainment

Keeping ourselves amused can cost money. Going out to movies, concerts, and restaurants can be expensive. Television, for the people who still do that, has monthly fees, as do streaming service and just plain having an internet connection. Games, be they video-, board-, or roleplaying-, can be pricey even though the amount of fun you…