Wanna succeed in writing? Find an Amy.

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignnone" width="482"] Here we see Amy in the wild.[/caption]   There's only one Amy, but every writer should aspire to have a friend like her. Here's why: She loves books. She knows the book community. She LOVES books. If you have further questions, see 1-3. Amy is my…

Find Your Tribe.

Your tribe is the people outside your family who become family. That's it. It can be simple to find them, or it can take years. For me, it took until I started writing as a serious pursuit, unlocking the years of memories about books, movies, comics, and art. All of…

When books make you cry.

It can take seconds, but books have an emotional impact well beyond their weight. I get up, walk from the living room, see a hardback version of a favorite book--- I've left it out from sorting my shelf.  It's filled with poems about a war (doesn't matter which one, the…
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