Craft Articles & The Writing Life

The Sliding-Scale Schedule: Making a Creative Routine in a Virtual World

How Coronavirus is Like a Car Accident

Unexpected Worldwide Sabbatical: A writing gift to you in these strange times

Not Writing: Why You Might Be Avoiding Your Work

25 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me as a Beginning Writer

Why Self-Promotion Isn’t Really Shameless

The Writer as Student: Why You Need a Reading Syllabus

On Finding Inspiration: Holy Boredom

How to Take a Mini Solo Writing Retreat

Bribing the Muse: On Your Mark, Get Set…

The Green-Eyed Ides of March: On Artistic Jealousy

An Alternative to Valentine’s Day: Date Your Creative Work

Flash From Scratch: A Revision Exercise

Summer Reading: On Rereading and a List of My Favorite Rereads

*“The Biggest Mistake Writers Make” on The Short Story Blog

Editing Your Work: 4 Easy Tips for Creating Distance from Your Text

How to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write

Reflections on Europe and Filling the Creative Well

Why You Need a Writers Retreat: The Dopamine of Anticipation

Flashback: 30 Flash Fiction Prompts from FlashNano Year One

The Great Shuffle: Ordering a Collection vs. Anthology