How I Write Poetry

How I Write Poetry

  Poetry comes to me in different ways. I never usually sit down and tell myself, “Okay, time to write some poetry.” My poems usually come to me while I’m writing in my journal. I’ll be writing away about mundane, everyday-life things and a poem will just come out in...
THE COMMA SUTRA – POSITION ONE

THE COMMA SUTRA – POSITION ONE

The “Comma Sutra” posts were by far the most popular on my first blog, so I thought I’d repeat this one originally posted on September 1, 2012. The comma so perplexes me in writing and line editing that I think a whole book could be written on the topic. It is used in...
(WRITER) FREAKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

(WRITER) FREAKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

Like Think Like a Rock Star, I picked up The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth at Brand Driven Digital’s 2014 Social Brand Forum, the second day of the conference after I’d heard Chris Brogan speak. I’ve always felt like a freak, so a book to tell me how I could inherit...
WRITING NOVELS – MY APPROACH

WRITING NOVELS – MY APPROACH

Have you ever wondered how novelists come up with their ideas? Or maybe getting the idea is easy; it’s developing it into a full story that’s the problem? It’s a valid concern. And, like everything in authorship, it seems there’s no one magical way to do it. Though...