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Mental wellness plagues society at large. Life is demanding and our resilience is low. The world asks a lot of us. Our families, our friends, our work. And even our passions. We're inundated with information 24/7 and have become addicted to social media. Mass media...

The internet is both a terrible and wonderful place. I'd been in a funk for about a year or so. I hadn't written much and I finished even less. It was a symptom of course. I'd found myself moving into a bad head-space. Things weren't...

We truly live in an age of distraction. I'm young enough to dive headlong into the Internet and social media, yet old enough to pine for a simpler time. As a teenager, it was all about the telephone and how long the cord could be stretched so...

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ~ Douglas Adams I've been managing work and people for 20 years. These are things I've learned about deadlines and being accountable. They apply equally in the workplace, life and to personal writing...

Art is an interestingly human form of expression. Somewhere between the amygdala and the cortex, our brains can conjure the most amazing things. Artists and artisans alike craft wondrous paintings and creations, vivid with colour and texture. Musicians can bend the ear and evoke such passion...

One piece of oft-spoken writing advice is to write every day. Every. Single. Day. Perfecting the craft of grand wordsmithery is not unlike anything else. If you want to master a skill, you have to practice. Period. Doesn't matter if it's decorative pastry art, weight lifting, or transanal...

"How do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time." So you're sitting in front of a computer with a blinking cursor amid a vast emptiness of white. It's a blank canvas yawning at you, daring you to spoil it with digital ink. Your goal? Write a novel....

I can’t find the time to write. You see, I’m too busy this month. All that chaos of shopping and family. How could I ever be expected to squirrel myself away to write? That’d be rude. The New Year is coming. I’m going to make daily...

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the second smallest. It is named after the Roman god of war. Then again, so is Tuesday. Known as the ‘Red Planet’ because of the prevalence of iron oxide on its surface, Mars has enjoyed a prominent...

I don’t have a favourite genre. Not to read. Not to write. Well, that’s not entirely true. Because if ‘dark’ was a genre, then I guess that’d be what you’d call it. That is, if you need a label and all the crap that goes with it. It’s...

Okay, you’ve written a beautiful novel and wish to unleash your wordbaby on the world. There’s no doubt about it: traditional publishing is a long game. Agents, editors, publishers, and umpteen million pairs of eyeballs and opinions. For the right book for the right market at...