How I Stopped Hating Her for Dumping Me

Author Jay Cradeur shares 5 steps for transforming heartache and anger to love and compassion. It starts with saying three words you don’t want to hear.

7 Reasons You Should Write a Book

It’s not only possible, but it has some surprising benefits.

Who the F#%k is Tommy Maloney?

Tommy Maloney thinks he’s no one special. But after 30 days, we might disagree.

Can We Just Stop Hurting Each Other, Please?

Cabot O’Callaghan mourns a friend who chose to walk into darkness and calls for us all to shine a little brighter.

Yes, You CAN Learn to Accept Love From Women

Albert Flynn DeSilver on allowing women to positively influence your life.

Somerset Maugham: Cakes and Ale

This week Jesse Kornbluth is revisiting some of the culture that influenced him as I wrote “Married Sex.” Perhaps the greatest was Somerset Maugham, who was, for a time, the world’s highest paid writer. There was a good reason: He wrote in the first person, like someone talking to a friend. In “Cakes and Ale,” Maugham not only does that, he doesn’t condemn a woman for liking sex. Three cheers for all of that.

Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer

Dan Szczesny answers the question “Where do you get your ideas?” with insight and humor—and a helpful look into the heart of a writer’s life.

15 Things I Hate About Being a Writer

Like all the best writers, Cabot O’Callaghan has a love-hate relationship with his craft.

Rediscovering Yourself During and After Divorce

After two divorces he found that there were four stages everyone goes through, and 12 key lessons to take away.

Me and My Shadow (Self)

How dipping into your darker side can lead to a greater sense of self-discovery.

Confessions of a Fighter: When Life is Defined by Negativity

Has your life always been a fight? Erin Kelly has learned from good men to roll with the punches now more than ever.

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Get inside the conversation. Become a part of “participatory media.”

Why Follow your Dreams’ is Terrible Advice

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams.

Does Oversharing Violate Your Marriage and Your Kids?

You want people to relate to you when you write, but are you alienating those you love the most?

The Ethics of Getting Personal

Matthew Rozsa asks one of the most important ethical questions that any editorial writer must answer: At what point does “personal” become “too personal?”

Creativity and How A Zombie Ate my Brains

Yes! A zombie must have eaten my brains, another creative metaphor for inspiration.