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Write Brain

Jun 20, 2018

I talk about the links between depression and creativity and why I think it's NOT what you think it is. You don't need to be depressed to create and taking your meds isn't going to steal away your creativity. But also yes, creative types do sometimes have a greater likelihood of becoming depressed for the same reason...

Jun 13, 2018

This is an embarrassing list of all the things I did stupidly wrong in my first 5 years of publishing. PLEASE do not do any of them. I suffered so you don't have to.

Jun 6, 2018

It's useless to focus your goals on things you don't control, from publicity budget to income. Instead, focus on what you DO control, your own output, sending things out, and even: rejections.

May 30, 2018

Death is coming faster for some of us than others. For me, looking at 50 has made me reconsider what projects I'm working on, and how to spend the productive years I have left most wisely.

May 23, 2018

Some tips on using small chunks of time, keeping notebooks, and setting boundaries in order to prioritize your writing time.