How often do you write by hand?

Friedrich Nietzche bought a typewriter in 1882 because his vision has been failing him and he feared he would have to give up writing entirely if he had to write by hand. The typewriter saved him. Once he had mastered typing, he was able to write while his eyes were closed, sparing himself from the […]

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Writing in Slovenia

In Slovenia last year I did some of the best writing I’ve ever done. That’s at least my own totally unbiased estimation of my work. Moments like the one I experienced are rare in my writing. I blog every single day and yet I’m lucky if I experience that once a month. I don’t consider […]

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Reflections on being a seven year old author

When I was seven years old I wrote my first “book.” It was part of a Halloween themed writing contest for 1st through 3rd graders at my elementary school (which I hated). It took me days to write but it was some of the most fun I’d ever had. I submitted it to my teachers […]

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On daily blogging

I’ve been blogging daily for the past month and plan to continue doing it. Some people get a high off running, I get it off publishing. I was writing a longer post last night that I decided not to publish to meet my “quota” because I didn’t feel it was ready, and this got me […]

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