Hamilton’s America Can Liberate Your Art

Hamilton's America: Extended Trailer Valuable Lessons for Creatives - If You Pay Attention Last night I caught Hamilton's America on PBS. I was curious about it: a behind-the-scenes look at how the hottest musical of…

The Core and the Spice

In my last post I talked a bit about how writing is like cooking. I'd like to expand on that in this post. The Core and The Spice When we write, we create something with…

Recipe or no Recipe

I cook. Most of the time I'm making dinner for the family; occasionally I'll branch out and make something for a friend or a work potluck. There are times when I follow a recipe and…

Why Am I Doing This?

Back in my post You Are Not Crap I talked about the artist's journey of self-doubt. There's this nagging voice inside many of us that makes us question our own judgement. I know many of…

Setting Up Your Own Website

I'm a web developer during the day. A topic I see a lot on some of the writing groups I follow is how to set a website up. Seems like I should weigh in on…

Having Friends Read Your Work

This is another post of mine based on a conversation I saw in a Facebook writing group I follow. There was a pretty extensive discussion of this topic, so I figured I'd write up a…

When CrowdFunding Fails

You're a small time indie with limited resources. Through hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance, you've managed to squirrel some money away. However, you're still short of where you want to be. What do you do?…