Category: Writing

  • Every Body Can Do Aerials

    Every Body Can Do Aerials

    Have you always secretly wanted to run away and join the circus? As a kid, I always loved playing on the monkey bars, but I was never very strong (fuck you, flexed arm hang). And although I loved watching people perform aerial routines, I never once considered I could do it too. Last year happened […]

  • Whatever Happened To…

    Whatever Happened To…

    Note: I wrote the following story for the Smarter Artist Pity Par-tay Flash Fiction Contest. It’s a silly story involving some of the people from the Smarter Artist Summit (April 26-27, 2017), and involving a mashup of an item chosen from each of two columns. Apologies in advance to everyone whose name appears… of course this is […]

  • 12 Tips for Becoming a Freelance Writer

    12 Tips for Becoming a Freelance Writer

    Lots of people look for advice about how to become a freelance writer. It’s a great way to get away from cube farms, bureaucracy and crazy bosses (at least most of the time!) Because I was able to turn writing into my full-time profession, I wanted to help out others who want to pursue this career path. So I […]

  • Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Looking for a short read? My short story “Solid as a Rock” is available on Amazon now! It’s a lighthearted story of Luke, a homeless veteran, and what happens after his mentor dies unexpectedly. Special note: This is your first introduction to Luke, but it’s not the last you’ll see of him. He’s going to be […]

  • BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” However, I’m convinced we have more writers in this city than we have musicians. The problem is, authors aren’t as visible as musicians, and we tend to be more introverted, so people don’t realize how many writers there actually are in Austin. Making matters worse, for a city as […]

  • CampConnect: My Trip to the Emerald City

    CampConnect: My Trip to the Emerald City

      As a freelance writer, my life can be summed up in three words: Always Be Working During the day I do a considerable amount of writing blogs and web copy for various freelance clients, as well as create my own fiction. Then there’s all the tasks of running a business, not to mention organizing a conference. Having not […]

  • Hot Wells: in Real Life & in Fiction

    Hot Wells: in Real Life & in Fiction

    Hot Wells is a San Antonio hotel that was built in the last 19th century and counted as its guests people such as Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Since that time the hotel experienced at least five different fires and now all that is left is the bath house, the hotel itself long gone. And even the […]

  • Building a Community of Writers in Austin

    Building a Community of Writers in Austin

    You can’t go more than about 10 feet in Austin without bumping into a writer. They call our city the “Live Music Capitol of the World” but in reality, I think we have more writers and authors than musicians these days.