When All Available Words Won’t Do

“Crushing terror” wasn’t cutting it, nor was “deep depression” or anything else so, when philosopher Glenn Albrecht was looking for a word to describe the…

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When Third Person Is More Emotionally Honest

It’s not bad advice offered here on using third-person perspective when writing your LinkedIn profile as a method to avoid coming off as overly boastful.…

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Your Writing Tools Are Very Personal

While I’ve made some jokes about it, there’s a legitimate point being made here as to why journalists - and writers of all kinds -…

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Selling Bad Times at the El Royale

The Hollywood Reporter has my recap of the marketing for Drew Goddard's throwback mystery Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie comes from 20th…

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Why Are We Dependent on Platforms?

There’s something that wasn’t sitting quite right with me about this post that was published to The Writing Collective, a showcase publication for writers on…

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What To Do When You Should Be Writing But Don’t Want To

The other night I found myself with a couple hours on my hands. There was a long list of things I should be writing, but…

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When You’re Out

Paul Simon is done writing music. That’s what the singer-songwriter, who’s had a long career that’s created some of the most essential pop music of…

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Struggling With Journaling

One of the most common bits of advice given to writers of any kind is to keep a journal. Getting in this habit is supposed…

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Sometimes The Best Word Isn’t Best

Light a fire in your readers, don't just use the "best" word for your writing.

I Wrote a Star War

I’m honestly not sure what the next step here is. I’m not even entirely sure if there *will* be a next step. What I do…

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