Writing is a tough gig. Honestly, it’s such an subjective field that even if you’re a best selling author, or screenwriter, or whatever, people are still not going to like you. But, if you’re at that point, you’ve probably got as many, or more people who dig your work, so it’s all gravy. But what about those of us who have been at this writing thing for more than half of their life without any success? Continue reading “The Fear You Will Fall”
So, many of you know that I’ve taken on a few projects as of late – well I’d been working on one in secret. I have no artistic (that is drawing) ability whatsoever. That includes painting as well.
But, I used to be a semi-professional photographer, and I used to be pretty good at Photoshop as well, so I thought I’d combine the two to make a web store on a site called redbubble. Continue reading “Art!”
Danielle Esplin is a charismatic, intelligent, and ridiculously talented person who is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. I was lucky enough to get to know her a over the last couple days, and although our meetings were strictly through email, I could just sense something about her. It’s difficult to explain, but while reading over her blog, and Instagram, and all that fun stuff, I got a real sense of drive and determination from her. She has a way with words, and it shows in the interview below. She’s incredibly smart, and it’s that intelligence that will drive her to success. Although she’s a woman of incredible talent, she has chose writing as an opportunity to share her talents with the world. Danielle’s first novel, Give it Back, is still in the final steps before publishing, but when it hits the shelves, look for her name to pop up more and more. Please, take a moment to read about her travels, thoughts, and ambitions. Continue reading “From the Mind Of…”
I don’t want you to consider this a post about censorship. It’s not. At least not in the traditional sense. It’s about expressing yourself in your work, or even in life, with all the freedom you desire. I’ve always been of the mindset, do what you want. Don’t hold back. I really do feel that you have a story, or an idea inside of you, just do it. Who cares if people think it’s too over the top, or too raunchy, or too anything. That’s their problem, not yours. As Ricky Gervais once said, “If you’re offended by something I say, that’s your problem, not mine.” That might not be the exact quote, but it’s something very close to it. Continue reading “Expressive Freedom.”
As the title says, Christmas is right around the corner – or whatever holiday is that you celebrate. Or not celebrate. It’s a confusing time of year, but that’s for a different kind of blog. One Donald Trump might follow. Anyway, with the holidays approaching fast, things become expensive. It’s a reality many of us have to deal with this time of year. Inflated credit card bills, empty bank accounts, and that’s on top of the regular monthly bills we all face. But, we do it for the ones we love, to see a smile on their face, or…something. I don’t know where I’m going with that. Continue reading “‘Tis the Season”