Creativity IS the Long Game Where Endurance Equals Inspiration

I’m sometimes asked, “Where do you get your writing inspo these days?” And my honest reply is: “I reach down and peel off the story stuck to my shoe.” It’s a little Dickensian, maybe. And not the complete answer, of course. (The longer answer is: I’ve committed to treating my social media like a workshop […]

What it takes.

When I was younger, I went to school with an extraordinary dancer. In every style and step she was a sight to behold, with her effortless grace almost-impossible strength. My mother told me she’d be a prima ballerina someday, and I didn’t doubt it. When she’d so much as step onstage to rehearse, a hush […]

How to never run out of things to write about, ever.

Fun fact: I think “writer’s block” is bullshit. Firstly because I don’t like the phrase. A ‘block’ implies a third party sitting stationary in your path, when in reality, the only thing in your way is… you. Secondly, I don’t dig the way some writers use “writer’s block” as an excuse to stop trying. “Welp!” […]

The science of surprise: How to make your work unforgettable

Every day, two million blog posts are published online. Of the few that actually get clicked, 55% of readers spend fewer than 15 seconds reading. Factor in that the average reader gets through 250 words a minute, and you’ve got a measly 62 words to grab someone’s attention. That’s it. And this isn’t just for writers. That […]

Behind the scenes of the Death to Stock Writers Prompts

While you likely catch me on this blog on the reg, you might also know me as fast-typing fingers that bring you the weekly Death to Stock Writers Prompts. (Heads up: I’ve included some extra prompts with matching header graphics at the bottom of this post! These are more content marketing oriented, to help you start writing […]