Minimalism and Social Media

Social Media is meant to be social. Otherwise it would just be thought of as an interactive computer game. It is meant to be a pleasant distraction. It is not meant to be a complete overwhelming distraction. Companies are looking to be the next Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat ad Instagram. They are looking to hit upon […]

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The Case (and Concern) For #NaNoWriMo

One of the great joys of November is to see all of the National Novel Writing Month posts on social media. Writers sharing their successes and heartaches about their works in progress. It’s a global unification of people from all writing levels who work towards writing a novel script by the close of day on […]

Social Media Saturation?

Lots of businesses are telling people to “Like them on Facebook”. We are witnessing an evolution of sorts where many of these same businesses are posting longer social media promotions within their print and web advertising. They want you to Like us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, see some pics on Snapchat and Instagram. Pretty soon […]

5 Things to be Thankful for in Writing

Being thankful is a form of meditation that should be practiced daily. It can be thinking that gratitude to yourself, or expressing that thanks to someone directly. With practice, Thanksgiving can be every day. This Thanksgiving, one of the many things I am most thankful for is being able to be in this business. To […]

Perusing Poetic Verses

My first publishing credits were as a poet, where I appeared in three anthologies over the course of the same number of years with the Calgary Stroll of Poets. It was a nice trip down memory lane to pull these off the shelf and review the work that they published. They were interesting pieces of […]

Looking at Longevity

   There is only one true answer to how a person can continue to be in the writing business. It is to keep working. This is a theme I have constantly run on these pages for years now. There is the simplified answer. Keep working. Keep creating. Seek opportunity. When it comes calling, answer the […]