Reflection and Stillness: Finding Space for Your Writing

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I learn too much. I listen to too many podcasts and read too many blogs. (I don’t read too many books at the moment.) I know it’s too many because I can recall only a small percentage of what I consume in a given day. This morning I listened to three (short) podcasts while walking […]

Thoughts from Theo: Is Your Food Sneaky Cheeky?

Two cats playing with a pink balloon, demonstrating the importance of play. Courtesy of gratisography.

Last night after dinner, Theo and I started a silly word game. I don’t remember if I asked him about his food or if he took the initiative himself, but he soon began describing what he ate with made up words: sneedy food, doodie food, poodoo food. I countered with mostly real words in silly […]

Josh Shares A Crappy First Draft: Weird

Primate screaming. Courtesy of New Old Stock Photography

One of the secrets to good writing is crappy writing, specifically crappy first drafts. Rough drafts are one thing, but crappy drafts are golden because they allow us to set low expectations. They remove some of the pressure of hitting the blank page with quality writing. They also get us into the right headspace for […]