Simone de Haas: Speaker’s Director

Simone de Haas

Simone de Haas is creative, not conventional. Your conversation may be with just one person, or an audience of thousands. It may be live, online, or forever captured in a book. ​You desire to know that you can deliver your message with confidence, without awkwardly expressing your ideas or story. Simone de Haas believes that there … Keep reading…

Frank McKinley: Tribe Builder

Frank McKinely

Can you imagine selling 10,000 books? How about 500? How about over 25,000 books!  Frank McKinley has been a writer since he could pick up a pen. When the boys his age were playing war with toy soldiers and pellet guns, he was designing magazines made of construction paper and crayons. Inside were articles, pictures, … Keep reading…

Blake Powell Asks: Are You a Bulletproof Writer?

Blake Powell

What is a bulletproof writer? If you’ve been watching my blog lately, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been binge reading about writing and creativity. One of the common threads I’ve noticed in all of my reading is the idea of writing community. In my recent post I mention a number of Facebook groups that are … Keep reading…

Does a Writing Community Make a Difference?

writing community

If you’ve been watching my book reviews lately, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been binge reading about writing and creativity. I still have more reviews on this to come! One of the common threads I’ve noticed is the idea of writing community. Jeff Goins speaks to it in You Are a Writer and in Real … Keep reading…

Writing Humor

writing humor

What a fun show about writing humor! Cheri Caddick joins me again to discuss writing for laughs in both fiction and non-fiction genres. She is a perfect choice to discuss this topic with me as her books Falling Down Girl and Falling Down Girlfriend artfully ride the line between sublime comedy and ridiculousness. Cheri is … Keep reading…

3 Writing Prompts to Expand Your Writing Skills

expand your writing skills

When storytelling doesn’t come easy … Last week I opened a folder with some writing I’d done …. Back in 2014! I had no idea it had been so long. The writing was for a story that was nagging at me to be written. At the time I wrote what I could and I got … Keep reading…

Bad Advice for Writers

Bad Advice for Writers

Sometimes bad advice for writers comes from the best of intentions. In this episode, Cheri Caddick joins me again to help us out of the spots we writers get into when we receive bad advice. Cheri and I discuss how some advice can be downright mean at one point in our writing life and perfect … Keep reading…