Starting a week with an iPad Pro

Something I’ve always wanted is a Wacom Cintiq While my brother is a professional artist and animator, I’m more of a hobbyist. But that doesn’t stop me from ogling all the cool gadgets. The issue for me has always been investing money into a device that’s sole purpose is for drawing. As a hobbyist, I couldn’t… Continue reading

Writing is NOT Magic

If you wait for the magic to come to you, you’ll never write anything. Writing is action. It’s doing. If there’s a New Year’s resolution you should make regarding your writing, it’s to think less and write more. Accomplished writer’s aren’t more talented than you, more connected than you, more motivated than you, or more creative… Continue reading

Finding Your Voice

One of the most frequently misunderstood and difficult to explain artistic concepts is ‘Voice’. You’ll see it discussed in almost every artistic guide ever published. What is Voice? and How do you develop Voice?   What is Voice? Your Voice is the unique way that you communicate with others. It’s that simple. From the day… Continue reading

Deeper Story Connections

Today I’ve been researching – one of my favorite parts of the writing process. I love spending hours discovering facts about people, places, and lifestyles. The vast database that is the interweb makes research easier and faster than ever. But nothing beats discovering unexpected connections. And that’s what I’m going to talk about today. Unexpected or overlooked… Continue reading

Dealing with Your Inner Critic

I’ve taken a few hits to my confidence recently. It’s not that I don’t believe in myself as a writer, but occasionally I receive a blow that’s difficult to absorb. I’ve put forth a few writing samples that weren’t well received. There’s nothing wrong with the writing itself, at least not from the feedback I’ve… Continue reading