Creativity

Writing Retreat at Home

Two years ago this week I left my house and went to a writer’s retreat at Woodthrush Woods. That trip was both hard and wonderful as is chronicled by the blog posts I made during that week. I visited Woodthrush Woods again the following summer during the first Writing Excuses retreat. That time the trip …

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Tayler Family Photo Books

One of my Sunday activities is to work on the annual Tayler Family photo book. In theory, I will sometimes have Sundays where there is no work to be done. We don’t generate family pictures and events every single week. The reality is that I have months at a time where I don’t work on …

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Making Things

“I’m happier when I make things.” Howard said as he walked into the kitchen late in the day. I looked up at him and saw that the grouchiness he’d felt earlier had cleared from his face. It took an hour and 1200 words of a short story, but his day got better. I know exactly …

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Thoughts on Self Promotion

As I’m contemplating making a promotional push for the upcoming Strength of Wild Horses Kickstarter, I’m also doing much thinking about self-promotion in general. Most people I know are not comfortable saying “Look at me! Buy my stuff!” I’m no exception to that rule. In order to get this project funded I’m going to have …

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