IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

The Dan Brown Project changed my life in ways I didn’t expect. It was both easier, and harder, than I imagined. When I decided to try Brown’s schedule of getting up at 4 am and writing for seven hours (five in my case, marketing for two), I wasn’t...
Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

This story is as strange as it is sad. It was 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Josette Buchman’s estranged sister-in-law was in the hospital, so Buchman agreed to drop by the woman’s home and pack a few of her belongings. Her widowed sister-in-law, Rita...
Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

When one thinks of eerie places to explore, Disneyworld doesn’t top the list…but perhaps it should. The Magic Kingdom has abandoned a number of theme parks, perhaps most famously in Japan, where the Nara Dreamland languished after squabbles over licensing...
IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

Anyone else a fan of Masterclass? I came across something in Dan Brown’s that inspired me and that I think may help some of you, but it’s kind of extreme. It’s all about the process. Brown says he writes from 4 am to 11 am, every day. This got my...
Five quick ways to improve your writing

Five quick ways to improve your writing

Effective writing is one of the best skills to develop, no matter what industry or field you’re in. Concise, clear communication looks easy, but often isn’t. Gifted communicators are prized for good reason. Five quick ways to improve any piece of writing:...
IWSG: Saying goodbye

IWSG: Saying goodbye

Hello everyone, First of all, I apologize for not responding to all the comments from the last Insecure Writer’s Support Group post yet. It’s been quite the month. Attempting to deliver an in-class experience to my students online has been challenging, and...
IWSG: Surviving a pandemic

IWSG: Surviving a pandemic

This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question will be a loaded one for many of us: with everything that’s happening due to the coronavirus, how are things in your world? Sometimes it seems to me like the world has turned into a Charles...