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Write Brain

Jun 27, 2018

People who don't put their creative self on the line every day to be  mocked and reviewed and criticized may not understand why it hurts so much or how to deal with it. I've got some ideas here for how to deal with it, but the hurt is probably not something I can erase.


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.