“Don’t Be a Know-It-All” and Other Lessons in Writing

“Sisteeeeeeeeeeeerrrr (or insert any name of said sibling), you’re so dumb!” (Insert a painful eye roll and laborious sigh, expressing the disgust at the effort of mustering the words to convey the ignorance of the addressee.) “BROTHER! You are SO. MEAN. You are ALWAYS so MEAN. The only things you ever say are MEAN.” Anyone who has ever witnessed siblings …

“Get Over Yourself” and Other Lessons in Writing

Ever since I thought that maybe, just maybe, I’d like to spend some of my time and energy writing for others, I began doing what most aspiring writers do: seeking advice. I collected it by listening, watching, and reading from authors I admired as well as those I did not. As a result, I have a growing collection of writing advice. Sometimes, …