My Writing Drought and the Tattoo on My Left Hip

Liz Lazzara recalls a time when she was a blank slate—and all she felt was blank.

Overcoming the 10 Biggest Obstacles to Creating

Recognize what’s holding you back from being productively creative, and then change it!

5 Surprising Ways a Writing Challenge Helped Me Grow

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.

Sometimes Getting Lost is the Best of Things

Quentin Lucas explores storytelling’s roll in his journey into manhood.

The Tragedy of Unfinished Art

Everyone has a “might have been” story. Don’t let the greatest art of your life go unfinished.

One Small Step for Man: My Road to Social Justice

Erin Kelly reflects on her journey as Social Justice Editor at The Good Men Project, and the lessons she’s learned about serving the good of man along the way.

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.