"I like journaling a lot." "I write a blog." "I'm an aspiring writer." "I'm a penniless, unpublished writer." And then. Finally... "I'm a writer." Said out loud. Without modifiers to weaken it. In the privacy of my own home. To my then 10-year-old son. A small step of confidence, but confidence nonetheless. I’ve already written... Continue Reading →
Instagram Is Pushing Reels Like a Desperate Copycat (And Why I’m Grumbling About It)
We all know that Instagram has been pushing reels for a little while now, desperately copying trends in social media. After listening to advice from social media marketers, I took the plunge and made half a dozen reels. So far, I’m not a fan. Here’s why I’m not crazy about them, (and it’s not only... Continue Reading →
My Anxious Subconscious Asks: What Makes a Real Writer?
Last night, I dreamed I was back in college. Do you get those dreams? You know the ones I mean. You’re back in university, unprepared for the final exam… or you’re giving a presentation in a crowded lecture hall and look down to see you’re naked… or you need to submit your thesis but the... Continue Reading →