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Write Brain

Jul 18, 2018

I'm trying to get more used to rejection, so I'm writing 20 short stories in a month. In this episode I explain why I'm doing this and what my results are so far.


Jul 11, 2018

Today I'm giving you special permission to fail. And also, an assignment to do something only for today that you know you will fail at, something different and new and scary.


Jul 4, 2018

The first stage of learning to write goes by in leaps and bounds. You can see the changes in your writing so quickly. And then you reach the "almost there" stage and it feels like you've come to a stand still because the improvements until you're publishable all seem tiny and so subtle.


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...