Unpopular Thought Parade

Unpopular Thought Parade

I sneak food into movie theaters. Hard candy. Gummy. Donuts not excluded.  One quarter dozen thus far. Real deal smuggling operations on the rise. Bottles of water in backpockets. Nuts. Some of you may unsubscribe to my blog because of this new storyline. Because I’ve...
What If Somebody Steals Your Story Idea?

What If Somebody Steals Your Story Idea?

I STOLE the MONEY. Five bucks here. Ten there. Twenty was rare. She never seemed to notice – so I kept making withdrawals. Until one day, she panicked. She swore she had more cash in her wallet, and she needed it. So she asked if one of us took it, but I kept my...
4 Direct Disciplines to Help You Succeed as a Perfectionist

4 Direct Disciplines to Help You Succeed as a Perfectionist

I want to be perfect. Yet I know that’s not happening. Like ever. But I still want it. And worse. I want you to be perfect. I want you to always smile back when I smile. I want you to always say “you’re welcome” in response to my “thank you.” I want you to always...
4 Shameless Reasons Why You SHOULD Write for the Money

4 Shameless Reasons Why You SHOULD Write for the Money

People preach that “you shouldn’t write for the money.” They proclaim you should strictly do it for the love of the craft. Or your audience. Or other honorable reasons. Unfortunately, these people have forsaken you. Because you should write for the...
The Twisted Truth About Becoming the Writer You’re Meant to Be

The Twisted Truth About Becoming the Writer You’re Meant to Be

You’re not fooling anyone. I know what you really look like underneath that human costume. Yep, I know what you are, and it’s not normal. In fact, you’re not even from this planet. You’re a stranger visiting a strange land. You don’t remember though, do you? Huh,...
Open Letter to the Humans Who Haunt Me

Open Letter to the Humans Who Haunt Me

The phone rang but I didn’t answer. It was him. It was her. It was you. I thought the humans expected something from me. Not anything of value, just more than I could offer. These people cared about me, and I cared about them, but I didn’t know how to show it,...

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