I’ve been kinda disturbed by the effect the Oregon Book Awards has had on the local writing community in the last couple days. While I heard it was a blast of a ceremony with plenty of “assholes” to go around, the aftershock conversations in person and on social media have been utterly dreadful. Continue reading
The other day I made a new connection on LinkedIn. He is a young man, working in an adjunct industry to mine, interested in moving into the world of copywriting. After a bit of chatter back and forth he asked me for advice on how to learn all he would need to become a copywriter.
Is there a way to streamline the process? Continue reading
The other day someone in my Organic & Authentic Business Strategies Group asked this question, “What do you tell your clients when they claim to have writers block?”
Besides writing commercially (copywriting and journalism) I write fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, poetry and I blog. Except for in the movies and for the fact that I just finished reading Stephen King’s Bag of Bones (which is all about this topic — and of course, ghosts), I’ve never experienced, “Writer’s Block,” in my life. Continue reading