Tag Archives: why I write

Thoughts Post-NaNoWriMo 2013

I managed to finish NaNoWriMo by November 24th, but two weeks later my muse is still a withered husk lying crumpled in the far corner. I had an easier time of it this year compared to last, due in large part to pacing myself more and a wonderfully supportive writing group, but it was still […]

Selling Out

There comes a time in each person’s life when you have to give up on the dream of becoming a dot-com millionaire by thirty and take whatever job will keep a roof over your head and allow you to visit the dentist on occasion. If you’re really lucky, you’ll even earn enough to buy the […]

Putting on the Sorting Hat (Week of 13 January 2013)

Genre is a French word meaning “kind” or “sort” according to Wikipedia. Genre, though, for writers is what we write, how we express ourselves, where we want to take our readers away from their everyday lives. Certain genres are overdone, some are less explored, and many are confused with the medium in which they are […]

Why I Write

Because I’m paid for it. In a career that has spanned multiple mighty professions, writing has always turned out to be my most salable skill. I work in a space that librarians and search algorithm authors call the Long Tail of Information. Think of it this way— a little bit of information is important to […]