It will be Messy and Hard

I’m not going to try to convince myself that I can write one post each day this entire month. I’m not going to commit to attempting a frenzied novel (with crappy dialogue… seriously, I can’t write dialogue at all); I don’t want that pressure. I am however going to find my heart, and the process is going to be messy and hard. […]

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Writer habits: day 12- Provoke

The word “provoke” always makes me think of poking a crocodile or bear with a stick… just to see what happens. Blood pumping, heart thumping seconds full of movements that build a great story. There is danger in the action, a risk to limb and life. In the same moment, there is adventure, courage, and […]

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Writer habits: day 11- declutter

Clutter clutter everywhere and not a space to think. The normal days of life are full of things that cling to me, like cat hair to velcro. Between being a dad, a husband, working full time, trying to maintain relationships with other friends and family, and trying to be present to my Jesus community… well that’s a lot of […]

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Writer habits: day 10- share

I am a writer, but I am also a reader. I write in the midst of reading and interactig with other people. A community exists, ad I am a part of it. Part of being a good writer is using these words of mine to point out other peoples words you should be reading. This is’t […]

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Writer habits: day 9- connect

Being a writer is not something I can do in isolation. It’s dangerous to go alone. Isolation leads to loneliness, which feeds the beast of critical self doubt. It is a path that begets broken dream and cast aside hope. So, instead of locking myself in a remote cabin, I am practicing my dream, my […]

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