The Problem With “Try”

When I was in high school band (yes, I was just that cool), the director of the brass line would sometimes lead practices, and one of his favorite things to say was this: He said it in a Yoda voice and I didn’t really get it at the time, other than it was a Yoda…

Have You Stumbled Upon StumbleUpon?

I like to think I’m pretty savvy when it comes to the interwebs. I took to blogging easily, Facebook and Twitter are my favorite hangouts, and I’ve operated my self-publishing business almost entirely online. So imagine my surprise when I recently discovered two things: 1. That StumbleUpon exists, and 2. That it’s existed since 2002.…

The Teachee Has Become The Teacher! Or Something.

I have exciting news! Remember that writing conference I went to a few weeks ago with Jenny and Dan? Well, I thought to myself, Self, I write books and know things. Maybe I know things the conference organizers would like to see in workshops. So I applied, and guess what! My proposals were accepted and I’m officially…

Three Things To Know About Writers Conferences

Yesterday I returned to Colorado after spending five days in sunny and warm Florida, where I got to hang out with these guys: And do this thing: It was educational, and I’m not talking solely about what I picked up in the workshops. This was my second writers conference. The first was in Colorado last…