Write Like You, not Like Them

via GIPHY As a criminal defense attorney and a writer, I have found unexpected ways to use my trial experience in the writing process. When I first started writing creative pieces, I assumed – quite wrongly – that my eight years of legal practice wouldn’t be helpful...

Happiness is a Choice

  I have a sign that sits on my bedside table that reads, “Happiness is a Choice.” I bought it after my divorce, back when everything in my life was going wrong and I needed something, anything, to grasp for comfort. Back then, I chose those words, “Happiness is a...

Finding an Agent

In today’s world, there is more than one way to get published. However, it seems traditional publishers remain the coveted path for many writers. But writers can’t simply shoot an e-mail to a publisher with their book attached and expect it to go anywhere other than...

Writing in the Dark

I often hear others refer to writing as a “Journey.” They will say it in much the same way as they refer to distance running or substance abuse recovery. I, personally, don’t connect with that sentiment. Not for writing and not for running. To me, the word “journey”...
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