The Writer Gene

noun thē wrī-tər\ gēn\

A peculiar piece of DNA that compels you to express yourself in words, and ties you to everyone else who possesses it.

Survival Tips

August 13, 2013

Working with Visual Artists

One of the things that I truly cherish about the many years I’ve spent working in the interactive media business, is the great privilege that I’ve had to work with so many phenomenally talented visual artists.  I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I first began to see imagery of a world that I - Read More -

July 16, 2013

Writing in Your Sleep

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of making a writing schedule for yourself and sticking to it while working a day job or spending time on other creative endeavors.  Now I’d like to share another technique that I often use in my process, particularly when I don’t have as much time to - Read More -

July 2, 2013

Making Writing Time

Over the course of my writing life there have been wondrous times where I’ve had the luxury of being a full-time writer without having to do anything else for a living.  Unfortunately this isn’t one of those times. The silver lining of this little fun fact however, is that I haven’t had to sell burglar alarms - Read More -

April 9, 2013

Feed Your Soul

Recently I got a very interesting and prestigious gig writing the copy for an interactive touch table at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.  Being a political junkie, I was pretty excited about immersing myself in all the wonky glory of LBJ’s Great Society. But the tediousness of spending three solid weeks - Read More -

March 26, 2013

The Juggling Writer

One of the things I’ve always loved about writing is the way it sweeps you off your feet and allows you to get lost in your own imagination.  Having the ability to harness all your energy and focus it deeply on a singular task is a prerequisite for this kind of work, and for those - Read More -