writer thinking

Top 5 Things Writers Do When They’re Not Writing

Writers have a tough job. Not only do they have to create…

Writers have a tough job. Not only do they have to create a reasonable, interesting world, they have to do so in writing (obviously). As Thomas Mann, a German novelist, said, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Writers have to think twice about each word they put on paper, pick only the best ideas, and tell refined stories that have been shaped and reshaped over and over and over. And even then, writers will still think their stories needs more work, but they have to stop editing at some point to get their writing published. So, what exactly do writers do when they’re not writing?

Orlando vigil

A Letter to The World: Pray for Peace, For All Souls

Dear world, For the past few days, I’ve been angry and sad.…

Dear world,

For the past few days, I’ve been angry and sad. The City Beautiful, my city, Orlando, has been struck with terror and pain. My fellow Orlando family (and I’m not just talking about my blood relatives) all felt the immediate hurt that came out of the shooting at Pulse nightclub this past Sunday morning. Several times throughout this week I wanted to cry and had to hold myself. I did not personally know any of the victims; however, they were people. Some of them were friends of my friends; we had mutual friends and went to the same schools, ate at the same places, went to the same theme parks. These were real people with lives ahead of them and lots of dreams. And even if they weren’t from my city, I would have grieved for them just the way I grieved for the victims of 9/11, the recent Paris massacre, and my friends and loved ones being killed in my birth country Syria. These are people. These are people’s children, people’s friends, people’s lovers. They are you and me.

writer humor

Top 5 Things Writers Are Tired of Hearing

From time to time, us writers receive some comments that drive us…

From time to time, us writers receive some comments that drive us insane. Being the good actors we are—we are creative, after all—we put a smile on and tell everyone that we will consider their ideas. If you’re a writer, or perhaps just a curious reader, check out the following five things writers are tired of hearing. And pass on this little writer humor if you find it to be true!

WARNING: I will most likely ramble angrily in this blog.

Free eBook

10 Reasons to Get a Free Dance with the Devil eBook

My book Dance with the Devil will be FREE all day long…

My book Dance with the Devil will be FREE all day long tomorrow, Friday, June 3, 2016, in the Amazon kindle store. Meaning that you can get a Free eBook copy of my book. You can get your copy tomorrow here. Simply choose the “Kindle” edition, select where you want the eBook to be delivered (your iPad, tablet, PC, phone, etc.), then click “Buy now with 1-click” to officially get your copy. Then, you’ll find the book in your Kindle app on your device of choice. If you don’t already have the Kindle app, be sure to download it (it is free) to your tablet, computer, or wherever you prefer. For now, here are 10 reasons why you should get a free copy of my book Dance with the Devil: