art / Creativity / inspiration / writing

How to Get Rich Writing

It’s a fog right now–out here between yesterday and tomorrow–trying to make a living writing in the 21st century. Looking to be a journalist? Okay, listen closely: Hear that moaning? That’s print newspapers and magazines dying. Want to be a novelist? Sounds like a plan–how many followers do your blog/Instagram/Twitter/platform du jour have? Maybe self-publishing … Continue reading

Book Reviews / inspiration / music

Embracing Pornography (How a Big Yet Small English Band Opened a Door to a Gray Stark Beautiful World)

I was skeptical about Cured by Lol Tolhurst; I saw the trailers and they seemed a bit suspect. I got past my wariness, read the book, and was pleasantly surprised. In fact,  I genuinely enjoyed it. Part was that Mr. Tolhurst has a knack for storytelling. Another part is that it was a treat to … Continue reading

art / Creativity / Golden Bullet / inspiration / Publishing / writing

Reading Hemingway in a Kardashian World

Welcome to 2016, fellow writers, artists, and whatevers. There is sickly snow on the ground here in Portland, clinging to the cement and grass in shrinking patches. I have been turning my notes from my last trip through the desert into a book. Consequently, I have been missing bright sunlight and warmth. Nostalgia–what can you … Continue reading