My Labor of Love; The Notes On Becoming Podcast

It's taken me months to finally launch this project of mine! I explain the origin of the name of the podcast, and the culmination of events that led me to launching it.

Why Science Fiction Is Important.

What I hope to gain from reading Science Fiction, is a stronger invention muscle. (Is this a thing? )

Reading Is Hard Work, As It Should Be.

Sometimes it can be a leisurely activity, but I always find my self underlining, copying passages into my commonplace book, and annotating pages. This is because I read to become. To become more educated, cultured, articulate, understanding, and ultimately, I read to become a better writer. I am not satisfied with reading an exquisite sentence … Continue reading Reading Is Hard Work, As It Should Be.

Closing The Creative Gap: Keep Making Things That Fall Short of Your Standards.

When I first heard Ira Glass talk about the "Creative Gap" in this video it changed my world. I remember sharing this video on Facebook because I thought everyone needed to hear it. That was around five years ago. It was a powerful message that sat with me, but it stayed in my deep mind. … Continue reading Closing The Creative Gap: Keep Making Things That Fall Short of Your Standards.