Influences: Billy Wirth and the Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

So the other day I talked about the oddly profound effect The Lost Boys has had on my creative life, so we’ll just piggy back on that theme today because it’s the weekend and thinking, ugh. I’ve mentioned this story before on podcasts and in interviews when talking about influences and advice for authors/creatives in … More Influences: Billy Wirth and the Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

Things I’d Wish I’d Known: Why do you want to do it?

You thought I forgot about this, didn’t you? So today’s topic in Things I’d Wish I’d Known Going Into the Arts (man I’ve got to find a shorter title) is something that I think artists need to be really honest about. It’s one of those things that you really need to do some deep soul-searching … More Things I’d Wish I’d Known: Why do you want to do it?

Empathy and the ‘Strong’ Ones: a #HoldOnToTheLight post

  This was one of those things that got my attention immediately, something I feel strongly about, so of course I procrastinate. That’s not completely right, though. It’s more like I wanted to get things right, wanted to have something important to say when everyone else was already saying it better. It’s also true that … More Empathy and the ‘Strong’ Ones: a #HoldOnToTheLight post

Permission Granted

I want to get back to talking about writing and creation specifics off and on. I get that I may not have as much credentials as Stephen King or JK Rowling, but at the same time, sometimes I think it helps to hear what people are dealing with and their take on different parts of … More Permission Granted

Dr. Feelgood or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crue

So we all know I’m a music fan. I was fortunate enough to get to see Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe earlier in the summer. In a nutshell: an amazing show. It also apparently unleashed my creative side in terrifying new ways. It also got me thinking. I live a lot of different types of … More Dr. Feelgood or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crue