Write Bytes

As a writer, I tend to have other writers as friends and we often share our work, usually still in draft form, with each other for feedback. This provides a unique view into the writing process that helps us grow as writers. In every piece a friend gives me to read, I can pretty much always find that friend buried somewhere the words in some way, big or small. It gives me the chance to crawl inside my friends’ minds and see how they approach their stories and what little bits of themselves they use to flavor the details. Read the rest of this entry »

A while ago, a friend and I got into a little debate about creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

After attending numerous workshops and lectures by fellow writers & other creative folks, I’ve decided the number one question asked during the Q&A sessions is “What’s your inspiration?” There’s ALWAYS at least one person in the audience who can’t resist asking this and often more. They just repackage it, sometimes ad nauseam. The question’s so prevalent that it’s become a running joke between my collaborator, composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer, and me. So, I decided to analyze it. Read the rest of this entry »

Just the other day, I was surfing the Net and reading postings from people that want to become writers, especially songwriters. The biggest question most beginners have is “How do I get started?” To this I say, learn your craft. Read the rest of this entry »