Depression, Writing

Writing Through Depression

It’s hard. Like, really hard. Sometimes impossible… to write, communicate, or even think coherently while you’re depressed. It feels like nothing will ever be good enough, so why even try? That self-critic can be louder than anything else around — which can […]

Advocacy, Change, D&D, Writing

Changing Worlds: A Glimpse Into My Own

It’s been a while (again) since I’ve posted anything here. There are various reasons, but mostly twofold: D&D and BLM (Black Lives Matter). First, I’ve been pouring much of myself into world-building and preparing for our new family D&D game! A lot […]

Writing

Writing is Hard

Writing is hard. It takes a lot of focused energy and attention to get anything down on paper (or screen). Sure, there are times when it more or less flows out of your head, but you can’t just count on those magical […]

Health, Writing

… It Goes On

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. — Robert Frost I’ve had this post idea queued for the next time I “fell off the wagon.” Well, that sure happened this month. One reason was […]

Fear, Writing

Fear of Being Found Out

Often when I am trying to write I find myself facing the fear that I am an impostor. That I am not good enough to produce anything worth reading. That no matter how hard I try or how good I think something […]

Writing

One Method of Writing

Make note of every dumb thought that occurs to you throughout the day. Tomorrow morning, pick the thought you think is the least dumb and write more about it. – Austin Kleon This is a nice little workflow that takes minimal effort […]

Fear, Introspection, Social, Writing

Go Out On a Limb

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. — H. Jackson Browne Taking risks is part of being human. It’s part of what makes us special as a species: making wild connections between disparate ideas, ushering […]

Growth, Process, Writing

Fail Upward

Aim big. Give yourself the chance to fail — and then give yourself a chance to build steps from the corpses of your failure so you may climb higher every time. – Chuck Wendig I have started and stopped writing this and […]