My Words Have Value Even Without Graphics

As I dip my toe back into the waters of blogging, I’m looking at the conventional wisdom for getting people to read your posts. Don’t make it too long, but also don’t make it too short. Clickbait headlines might be annoying, but they get results. Have section headers to organize your thoughts. Use bullet points [...]

Why I Create a Magna Carta for Everything

National Novel Writing Month -- NaNoWriMo -- is here. I am not going to talk about it. While I wish everyone participating in the event well, I am blessed to be working full-time as a writer. There's no need for me to carve time out of my busy day to find the time to make [...]

Blogging as an Act of Self-Care

As my schedule begins to open up, I can once again devote time to blogging. Most of this year has been about growing my business while addressing my personal needs. That meant sticking a pin in everything from the podcast I do with my wife Katie to my company's release schedule. I need to take [...]

Writing Weather

Writing weather has finally arrived! The cupboards are stocked, so I'll only be going to the grocery store once per week instead of twice. That includes an ample supply of coffee, candles, and vitamin D tablets. There's a fireplace streaming to the big television in the living room. Relaxing classical or jazz is streaming softly [...]

Creativity and the Rollins Principle

You start out making something because it's fun to do. Great! Expressing your creativity is a worthwhile hobby. Putting something positive out into the world is a noble calling. Then you discover that you can make a little money doing it, which is fantastic, because it keeps you in coffee, journals, and art supplies. At [...]

Getting Used to Two Bullet Journals

In the near future I'll be writing more formal articles about bullet journaling, but I wanted to add a few notes now. Back in May I switched from using whatever journal happened to be cheapest to a Leuchtturm1917, the Cadillac of bullet journals. There are several reasons for this, which I'll get into shortly. Last [...]