Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

The headwaters of success is territory I keep returning to in this blog. What factors contribute to success, particularly in the arts? Indeed, how does one even define success? I’ve examined the nature vs. nuture conundrum, the 10,000-hour rule, luck vs. skill, the importance of grit and perseverance. I’ve even […] Continue reading »

Rules to Write By (or ignore)

Every trade has rules or at least generally accepted processes for getting things done. Brown the roast before putting it in the oven, that sort of thing. Writing is no exception. Below I’ve compiled rules from four renowned authors. I’m not suggesting that a scribbler needs to observe them all. […] Continue reading »