Failure is Always an Option

Sometimes, you can do everything right and then still fail. What’s not important is the failure. What’s important is getting up and trying again.

Read More

Q & A with Fionn Gray

Have you ever wondered what Fionn’s cats’ names are? Do you stay awake at night contemplating what their favorite Britney Spears album is? What kind of name is Fionn, anyway? In this Question and Answer session, I’ll be tackling a wide array of questions to give you a better sense of who I am.

And yes, I do have a favorite Britney Spears album.

Read More

Why I Haven’t Read Today

Does anybody else ever look up from their seven episode Fullmetal Alchemist binge, realize that it’s half past 5:00 and you haven’t read anything at all today? Just me? How about getting home from work, cooking dinner, putting your feet up in front of the tv and avoiding the judgmental gaze of your bookshelf? Do you just “not read anymore” and not know why? Why haven’t you read today?

Read More

Writers are Readers and Other Platitudes

It’s common knowledge that a good writer has to read. Of course, they have to read to understand their market, their own readers, and critics. This is the kind of reading that writers and students alike understand: research. Some of it is fun, naturally. As a writer, you enjoy the art form of words on a page, painting a world for you with the turn of every page. But then there is the homework that we would much rather skip; the kind of reading that we leave until we’re done with all of our other tasks until it cannot feasibly be put off any longer. The tedium will pass, however, and then it will be done, and your work will be fun again.

Read More