Monthly Archives: November 2013

What is the point of life? When I was young I thought about this most basic of questions and decided that the point of it all was to have fun. (It is really shocking how many people just never bother to ask themselves —what IS the point of it all? It’s like sitting down to play a card game or a video game and not asking “what are the rules?” how do… Read More

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Great things are done by a series of small things brought… Read More

The next time you got a big project to start, here is my number one tip—don’t start yet. Just let it sit for a while. The most important part of the creative process may actually be the part the comes before you start. Before the actual plan for what you are going to do has solidified, because this is when you have a chance to be flexible, to try out different strategies… Read More

WAAHOOO! I just got a book deal with a fantastic publisher—Perigee Press, a division of Penguin. These are the guys that published Lord of the Flies. Lord of the freaking Flies! (5 minute pause here)  . . . for once in my life I am speechless. I mean, this is that long awaited day, that as an aspiring writer you dream of, you imagine, and you sometimes wonder if it ever… Read More