Thou shalt not be repelled

I wrote 5,000 words in six days. And on the seventh day, I tossed them in the bin. My first thought? What a waste. But is anything really wasted in the process of writing and rewriting? Or even in the context of life? So now I’m in the middle of writing another 5,000 words to replace […]

What you-had-to-be-there jokes tell us about good writing

We’ve all had that really funny experience that is never funny when we try to tell it to other people. “You had to be there,” we say as an excuse for our lack of eloquence. But it’s not our fault, is it? There are simply some very hilarious moments that are only hilarious if we […]