My Ascent

My Ascent

On January 1, 2019, I had just over 1000 Twitter followers. One year later, I have 35000. The time has come to talk about that. Footprints on a Winding Road Obtaining a large Twitter following was one of my New Years resolutions for 2019. I started in January,...
The Birds I Hate

The Birds I Hate

Everybody loves chickens. You love chickens. I love chickens. The whole world loves chickens. And it isn’t hard to see why. Chickens are small. Chickens are (mostly) gentle. And even if you have zero experience with livestock, you can spend an afternoon in the...
Hooked on a Feeling—Table of Contents

Hooked on a Feeling—Table of Contents

This year, I set about to create my first miniseries on this blog. The result was Hooked on a Feeling, and in-depth and introspective look at emotions as a kind of toolbox for writing. With the seventh installment, the series was finished, rounding out the experiment,...
Hooked on a Feeling: Anger

Hooked on a Feeling: Anger

I have not been saving the best for last. I have not been holding anything back. The feeling I will be presenting today is not the most powerful, or the most profitable, or the most beneficial to your success as a writer. It is, however, the most important....
Hooked on a Feeling: Hate

Hooked on a Feeling: Hate

This is a prickly subject, if ever there was one. That’s right—this installment of the Hooked on a Feeling miniseries deals with evoking hate in the reader. But before you whip out your torches and pitchforks, lets have a look at the facts. A Brief History...