When You Surprise Yourself as A Writer

In the back of my mind, I had been thinking all day what I was going to write next. Sometimes when I am reading on a train, sometimes listening to a podcast, occasionally bopping my head to music thumping through my headphones, sometimes when I am walking along minding my own business thinking about my […]

How To Write Early In The Morning While Drinking Coffee

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   The alarm went off like a thundering smack to my pleasant dream. I turned my smartphone over to hit the snooze button on the glowing screen. In my weariness, I was unsure […]

On Writing Right After Publishing my First Book

  No one tells you writing the second book is even harder than the first book. After one writes the first book the first question often asked: “So, when is the second one coming?” I have no flippity flopping idea. It will come when it comes and when I am ready and able to write […]

History is the Fiction We Invent to tell Ourselves Life has Order

When I studied history in college I was taught to view history as a series of ongoing arguments and not a list of things which truly happen or a list of key dates to memorize so I could win in the next Trivial Pursuit. This is more true, I think, than we give it credit. […]