What I Learned Writing a 50,000 Word Book

Late last year, as I was planning for the year to come, I began setting goals for 2018. Some were habits I wanted to create; others, things I wanted to accomplish. But one goal stood out above and beyond the rest in terms of complexity, commitment, and ambition: write and publish my first book.…

Why I’ve Read 16 Books So Far this Year

I haven’t always liked to read. But last year, I realized something. Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash I haven’t always liked to read. Sure, I would read books when I was a kid, but often they were assigned for school. I enjoyed some, but most of them…

Want to improve your writing? Mind the Gap.

Photo: Wikipedia Everybody who wants to be a writer has a reason. For some, it’s the idea of “hitting it big” with a bestseller. For others, it’s a desire for accomplishment, to do something so few others have done. For others still, it’s a simple love for…

Want to be a better writer? Stop putting out fires.

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash My wife and I live in Southern California, so the #1 topic of conversation right now is the wildfires that are devastating our state. It’s national news: hundred of homes destroyed, thousands evacuated, millions of dollars in damage. Walk outside and there are…

Write What You Know

A few years back, a friend of mine found himself in the office of Tim Keller, a popular pastor in New York City and a prolific author of numerous books on faith and work.…