Before You Edit…

After finishing the first draft, it's normal to want to celebrate. Go ahead, grab some snacks and/or drinks of your choice. Go out to dinner with your friends or family. Pat yourself on the back, take a few days off if you've been working nonstop for a while, and generally enjoy yourself. Then it's time … Continue reading Before You Edit…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: An Action Movie that Handles Drama Well

I'm a writer, not a movie critic, but I just had to say something about this movie that's rocketed to the top of my "top ten movies of all time" list. I've seen it five or six times in the theater already, and I'm planning to buy it literally as soon as it appears in … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: An Action Movie that Handles Drama Well

Procrastination, Distraction, and Interruptions: A Writer’s Worst Enemies

I am a procrastinator. I'm not even going to bother denying it. In fact, I'm sure that pretty much everyone in the world has procrastinated on at least something in their lives. Playing video games instead of finishing up that paper for English class? Procrastinating. Your boss wants this paperwork done by tomorrow, but you're … Continue reading Procrastination, Distraction, and Interruptions: A Writer’s Worst Enemies