Liz Lazzara recalls a time when she was a blank slate—and all she felt was blank.
Recognize what’s holding you back from being productively creative, and then change it!
He knew that making a commitment to write every day would help him be a better writer. He didn’t know how much else he would learn.
Quentin Lucas explores storytelling’s roll in his journey into manhood.
Everyone has a “might have been” story. Don’t let the greatest art of your life go unfinished.
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.
Tommy Maloney thinks he’s no one special. But after 30 days, we might disagree.
Cabot O’Callaghan mourns a friend who chose to walk into darkness and calls for us all to shine a little brighter.
Albert Flynn DeSilver on allowing women to positively influence your life.
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.
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.
Like all the best writers, Cabot O’Callaghan has a love-hate relationship with his craft.
After two divorces he found that there were four stages everyone goes through, and 12 key lessons to take away.