Do You Need to Know the Ending?

This is a “yes, but” situation. Yes: If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you chart a course to get there? A whole lot can happen in the middle, some of which might take you by surprise and affect the ending, but when you pull out your star charts, and man the ship’s […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. Relax.  You’re good. Hey, have you heard? Nothing stays the same. This year, Pluto was downgraded from a planet. Narcissism was demoted from the status of a psychological disorder. And we’re not the same writers we were a year ago, either. We have matured, which is the prize of a working life. […]

How to Spend your Money

Much has been written on how to make money. Here’s a word on how to spend it in service of your work. 1.  Recognize, please, that at the heart of any creative undertaking is a gamble. 2.  So, put aside your dream, all fuzzy and fantastic, and set the cold, hard plan. State the goal […]

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