When I grow up I want to be a hack writer.
I doubt many aspiring authors and creators ever uttered those words. Some of us might not even known what a hack writer is. To misquote Fitzgerald, in my younger and more vulnerable years, I was given writing advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind recently. The truth of the matter is hack writers got paid. Continue reading
You know, trying to stay up to date with the blog, trying to write an entry every single day, is a little more difficult than I anticipated but not for the reason some might think.
Here I am sitting down at my desk, writing this, unsure what I’m going to blog about today, but not really worrying about it. Continue reading
Earlier today I watched Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian.
I should’ve been writing, but I saw a clip of it on Twitter and it made me want to watch the whole documentary.
It was made in the early 2000s, a couple of years after the end of Seinfeld’s show, and shows him and a younger comedian as they make the rounds. Continue reading
Is there such a thing as writer’s block?
“Of course there’s such a thing as writer’s block,” someone might say. “How dare you!?”
The obvious reply, one that is used by many, is do plumbers get plumber’s block? Do chefs get chef’s block? Does a football player get sport’s block?
Then, of course, the obvious retort to that reply is, “But those aren’t creative! I’m an artiest! I need the muse.” Continue reading
Well, I made it to four days and then I didn’t get to a blog.
I still work a day job and on the days I should’ve updated for the fifth and sixth days of trying to write a blog entry every day for a year, I just spaced it. The last couple of days I’ve been doing a lot of research. Too much. There comes a time when you just have to write. I’ve suffered from this problem before. Continue reading