Too many people take the title without regard or respect for what it means. They think that just because they have a blog with Adsense that trickles in a few dollars, they can stick a title after their name. Or they want to sound cool to their friends. Or they want to seem more attractive […]
These are shorter blog posts that I post frequently but inconsistently. I usually spend about 30 min on the.
If there is one aspect of my professional life that I need to improve upon it is tracking my time. What? Track time? If a client, or my boss, wanted to know exactly how much effort I’d put into a certain project I’d be lucky if I didn’t have to give an educated guess. If […]
If you have ever read Cormac McCarthy you know what a writers voice is. Every single clipped sentence is blunt, stark, and brutal just like the subjects of his books. We can all recognize a writer’s voice once we have a little familiarity. Just as we recognize people by their voice when we can’t see […]
My ears get hot and I feel the uncontrollable urge to swallow for no reason. That’s how it feels when I talk about ideas that mean a lot to me. I know you have felt it too whenever you open your mouth to express something coming from deep inside you. It’s hard to talk about […]
My wife and I are big fans of the HGTV show Love It Or List It. The premise of the show is this: Hilary tries to remodel a home so that the family will want to stay in it and David tries to find the family a better home so they will move out. Today […]
Some of you may know the now famous Hemingway quote about rewriting. Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do? Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied. Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you? […]