Blogging 101: Part 1, So You Want To Be A Blogger?

Starting out as a blogger is hard, and there’s an awful lot of it that you just have to figure out on your own. But whatever tidbits of advice I can give you, I will. Whatever nuggets of usefulness I’ve come across in the past couple of years, I’ll pass on to you.

Long Time, No See

Hi, there, guys.  Remember me?  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t, to be completely honest.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve done this, you know?  I just looked at the blog’s archives for the past year, and I see that since August I've only blogged a dozen times. That's just unacceptable. I used [...]

The 5 Worst Blogging Tips You’ve Ever Read

There is no special formula to being a successful blogger. With that in mind, I present to you a few tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past couple of years that are guaranteed to backfire and will probably hurt your website.

Writing My Novel: Idea ADD is Just as Bad as Writer’s Block

I recently said that I’ve never had writer’s block, which is true.  I have never stalled out while writing, having no clear idea where to go next.  I have, however, been pulled in so many different directions that simply settling on one project felt impossible. I call what happens to me Idea ADD.  My attention [...]

Writing My Novel: 7 Ways Reading Makes Better Writing

The first day of a composition class, I ask my students a simple question:  “Who in here likes to read?” I consider the inquiry a success if I have two people raise their hands.  Most of the time all I get are a few sneers, blank stares, and no hands in the air. I ask [...]