Finding the Power to Dream Again

Something quiet roars within our being, reminding us there is something greater, something more. I have lived nearly three and a half decades now and have witnessed many personal dreams crash and burn, as many other people have seen in their own lives. I have watched as precious dreams faded off into wherever they go, passed on […]

Can you Keep a Secret? Family Memoirs Break Taboos – and Trust

When it comes to art, where is the line between personal and strictly private?

7 Surprising Gifts of My Mental Illness

Yes, depression and anxiety can be gifts.

Tom Petty’s Brilliant Lyrics Tell A Free Fallin’ Guy Story

Author Jay Cradeur explores themes of a man’s life with the words of poet warrior musician Tom Petty (with video links).

Stop Worrying What Others Think And Write Your Damn Story

Rachel Thompson offers much-needed advice for writers.

All it Takes is One Teacher

Another example of how Mr. Danziger helps his students cope with the repercussions of incarceration.

Why I Write: My Selfish and Altruistic Deed

Jonathan Delavan hates writing. It’s true! But he shares his reasons for writing for The Good Men Project despite his aversion to the craft.

Music Is This Writer’s Constant Companion

Author Jay Cradeur shares his love of music and it’s influence on the creative process.

The Glow of Gratitude: My Lesson in Christmas, Men and Privilege

Not all gifts have to come in a bow. Erin Kelly reflects on the ones that mean the most to her.

The Man With No Plot: How I Watched Lee Child Write a Jack Reacher Novel

Andy Martin spent much of the past year with author Lee Child as he wrote the 20th novel in his Jack Reacher series. Here he describes Child’s bold approach to writing.

Why I Write: Because It Makes Me a Better Person

Darla Johnson shares five benefits writing brings to her life.

The Secret to Being a Writer

What’s the best advice for authors? Ironically, it’s to stop looking for advice.

Artists Are Like Farmers

3 surprising connections between two seemingly unrelated vocations.

Why I Write: To Start a Conversation, and to Stop One

One teen shares why she loves words.

Rappers, Writers, Bleeding and the Art of Soft Power

Anyone can whip up a blog post and pour their heart out. If you want to be great, Matthew Sweet shows you the way.

Why Do I Write? Because it Changes Me

I fell in love in Junior High, but not with a girl. I fell in love with my imagination. That was the year I began my infatuation with writing.