Soundtracking the Novel

Soundtracking the Novel

Music goes with writing the way bourbon goes with coke. Or some non-alcoholic combination. Let’s go with cookies and milk. However, the right cookies have to go with the right milk. At least in my case. I can’t stand the wrong cookie with the milk. Same...

The Art of Being Bored is Hard

I think we all have moments where we don’t know what we want to do. Want to write. Want to eat. Do we want to write a short story or an epic novel? What about ice cream or vodka? (seriously just have both at this point, my delighted brain says to me) Tonight is...
Driving around the Block

Driving around the Block

Also known as “what the fuck is this. I know how to write don’t I????”Me: 8 am Writer’s block is something that, on a good day, I insist isn’t a real thing. Mostly because I believe it isn’t. It’s an excuse I used for years as...

That new idea smell

It’s a process. I’m a consummate non-perfectionist. I don’t care if things are messy and convoluted. I don’t clean my car daily, I don’t obsess about clean bed sheets rotated every week. I don’t freak out over typos and missing words. I just don’t get frustrated...
A new blog for a new idea

A new blog for a new idea

Moving into the creative world was always my dream. Who doesn’t want to live a life of creativity? But how do you do achieve that dream, right? Do you sell your soul (rate of inflation isn’t great)? Do you stay in school for the rest of your life (way too...
Stacie Hanson