5 Ways Your Work Is Like A Gas

Vapor Rising in the sunlight

1) A gas expands to fill the volume of its container. We don’t always choose the box we’re in, but we can fill it. We can expand to occupy the most space, to make the most impact possible. And no, I’m not talking about manspreading. I’m talking about occupying whatever role we currently have, filling […]

My Favorite Kind of Writer

Cupcakes to celebrate Melanie's birthday

There are, of course, all kinds of writers. Those who entertain with witty dialogue or keep us paralyzed with suspense, our nose down and knuckles yellowing as we grip the cover just a bit too intensely. There are writers who make us laugh with jokes and those who make us laugh because the world they […]

Writing as a Weekend Warrior

I put together a crib today. Actually, I put the crib back together. It is Theo’s old one, and this will be the fourth time that I’ve assembled it. I feel like I should not have to reremember how to do it each time, that it should come much easier even though it has been […]