“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, The Last Night of the Earth Poems Deadlines and the need of a newsroom for each writer to pull his or her own weight have a remarkable way of eliminating writer's block. Journalists don't have it. I don't just suspect… Continue reading 3 ways pros ditch writer’s block
“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.” -- Steve Goodier, inspirational author We have an odd front yard. By a quirk of street layout, this part of our property is unusually long and skinny for our neighborhood, meaning we have the sheer frontage to collect not… Continue reading The writer’s dilemma
"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?
“A CD. How quaint. We have these in museums.” Eoin Colfer, Irish writer, "The Eternity Code" I have a flip phone, which probably tells you everything you need to know. I also use a hand whisk. If I could, I would set my own type by hand, roll on the ink with a wooden brayer… Continue reading Eeeee-ntrepreneur
“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” Arthur Miller, American playwright Watching the news in the last few weeks has been sobering. No matter how you look at it, America and, indeed, the world are not in their finest hour. As writing news is what I do for a living, however,… Continue reading Life 101: 4 lessons from the news