Updates about my writing, from fiction to copy, and any of the other disguises I wear from time to time.
Ready for some 'Meal Prep'?
It's been a long, long time since I've written something that might be considered a prose poem. Much less published one.
A home for 'The Princess'
My story, "The Princess on the Glass Hill Becoming," will be published with Crow & Cross Keys later this year—probably around December.
How I deal with creative burnout
When someone wants a unit of my creativity, it's now in the form of a well-defined transaction. The rest stays with me.
Ready for something new? Buy the domain name already
A really fantastic means to motivate yourself to jump into a new project is to buy it a domain name.
Remembering clarity by breaking my hand
I broke my hand while mountain biking. Typing is really hard. That helped remind me of how important clarity and simplicity are in writing.
27 tech copywriting clichés I'm completely over
Tech businesses love to borrow certain tired phrases when they talk about themselves. Here's some of my worst offenders in 2019 so you know what not to say.
How to steal properly: An exercise for writers of all types
An exercise for copywriters, content creators, marketers, and makers who wish they could write copy like their favorite brands.
Taglines vs. slogans: What's the difference?
Knowing the difference will save you time and money, and will set you apart from the copy-less competition.
Why every writer should use Grammarly
It's not embarrassing, it's smart—Grammarly helps you finish what you've started and teach you about your own writing style along the way.
‘Our Lacks, in the Shapes of Fairy Tales’
In honor of Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Feb. 26th) I wrote an essay about my own “lacks,” and how fairy tales have helped fill them, for Alternating Current.
‘Cardinine, Seafoamyst, Morningite’ live over at West Branch
Read it if you want to read something about a boy turning into various minerals. I hope you love it. It’s probably my favorite story I’ve written so far.
‘Prepare to Die’ over at Cartridge Lit
Enormously happy to release Cartridge Lit‘s first chapbook, PREPARE TO DIE, by the wonderfully talented Jess Jenkins.
West Branch & ‘The Great Horned Owls’ Beheadings’
It’s been an exciting few days around here. First off, a story of mine, “Cardinine, Seafoamyst, Morningite,” has been accepted by West Branch.
Boston, Boston, Boston
I don’t have anything profound to say about what happened in Boston.
The Man Who Taught Me Storytelling
So happy to read this interview with one of my old professors, Harold Scheub, about, in part, the nature of storytelling.
Sunday, laundry, drunkenness.
Only the first two of those words apply to me.