by Will Viharo
It’s easy to romanticize the past from a healthy distance, and with a mature perspective. Ideally, one contextualizes previous struggles as stepping-stones to one’s current condition, since the present is all that ever truly matters.
You can’t change the past, but you still have a shot at altering your future – and for writers with a bold independent streak, that’s never been more true.
by Will Viharo
A lot of us get into the writing game because we want to be the “new Stephen King” or the “new E.L. James” or the “new Michael Crichton” or the “new Barbara Kingsolver”…well, you get it.
My influences as a youthful scribe were J.D. Salinger, Raymond Chandler, and Damon Runyon, and later, John Fante, Charles Bukowski, Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, and David Goodis. To name but a few.
You can probably “feel” that inspiration in my work, but hopefully it’s not too consciously obvious, because there’s only one way any writer can ever gain any distinction in this crowded industry: be yourself.
by Mary C Long
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m just not being wasteful enough these days. I really wish someone would come up with a way that maximizes my carbon footprint, while taking into account my superbusy schedule!” No?
by Karen Fratti
Facebook recently launched Facebook Live, their alternative for live streaming directly to your timeline.
But is it better than Periscope or Meerkat?