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December 6, 2018

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Here I ask writers what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft. It's been a long hiatus but I'm happy to post a column from an author I met at the LA Times Festival of Books, and later...

February 11, 2017

And we're back with the "5 Lessons" column! Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

Today, we have a guest post from Gigi Griffis, a ful...

January 27, 2017

Today, I’m taking a break from the 5 Things About Writing column to talk about progress with my sequel in the "Book of Theo" series—because I’ve got 5 new updates.

1) The Date: if you’re signed up for my newsletter, you’ll know that I’ve announced Book 2 is launching th...

October 14, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I asked writer and father Noel Coughlan to share his take on what being a dad taught...

September 16, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I asked novelist/screenwriter Todd Tavolazzi to share his experiences working as a Na...

September 9, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I asked writer Gretchen Schreiber to share her experiences working at a large booksto...

September 2, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I decided to kick things off with thoughts from my own day job: film producing....

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