On Writing

A Literatura Moderna não é nada além de uma Salada de Palavras Anti-Intelectual

A Literatura Moderna não é nada além de uma Salada de Palavras Anti-Intelectual

This is a translation of my article, “Modern Literature is Nothing More than Anti-Intellectual Word Salad” translated to Portuguese by writer, José Geraldo Gouvea Esta semana dois autores de meu círculo estavam preocupados com a mesma questão: Por que a literatura moderna é tão ruim? […]

It Sounded Like a Great Idea at the Time

It Sounded Like a Great Idea at the Time

I’m editing my first book.  I wrote the book as well but I’m in the process of editing it and it’s turning out to be far more work than I expected.  Over the past 4 years, I wrote a series of dating advice articles. Most posts were […]

Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

I recently wrote a post called “Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad” about trends in literature that have made books almost unreadable. Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad Putting aside stylistic preferences, the other glaring problem of modern literature […]

Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Originally published on The Writing Cooperative.  This week, two writers in my circle were preoccupied with the same question. Why does modern literature suck? As far as I know, these two writers do not know each other. They are in similar political circles (right leaning, […]

Why I’m Not a Dating Advice Writer

Why I’m Not a Dating Advice Writer

I’m not a dating advice writer. I write about dating because it is the place where all our social problems intersect with all our personal problems. Where our heart battles our mind. Where our desires compete with our needs. It is where we try to […]

My Advice Isn’t Special Because You Aren’t Special

My Advice Isn’t Special Because You Aren’t Special

I’ve been writing advice on dating, personal mindset, self-esteem and empowerment for a few years. My advice columns are full of what to me is obvious truths, common sense perspective and a mix of tough and gentle love depending on not much more than what […]

What I Hate About My Readers

What I Hate About My Readers

The one thing I can’t stand about my readers is that you assume everything I write is autobiographical. Maybe not ALL my readers, but the ones who talk to me assume this. And honestly, the rest of you who don’t talk to me probably assume […]

Writing About Sex and Sports

Writing About Sex and Sports

Sex is one of the hardest subjects for many writers. It can be hard enough to talk about; we tend to make jokes, be evasive, fall into cliché descriptions. We love the subject but we don’t always love talking about it. Writing about it, in […]

Writer's Block, First Dates and the Pressure to be Great!

Most of us put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We strive to be the best, to see the fruits of our labor doing good in the world. We want to make an impact and an impression. And while we will say casually to others […]