War is not a genre


I’ve previously written about how the demands of the algorithms that drive online marketing have created more genres than ever (over 13000 distinct genres on Amazon!). But even before this proliferation of categories within literature, some commonly accepted genres were problematic. The “war” genre is one of these. The modern “war novel” as a genre … Continue reading War is not a genre

Discover how to boost your creative brain with meditation and mindfulness


Proving what many creatives have known intuitively for years, studies show that mindfulness and meditation both have a positive effect on our creativity. Whether you want to discover, improve or maintain that creative flow, there are a number of meditation and mindfulness practices that you can use. Creativity on Demand Many people think of creative … Continue reading Discover how to boost your creative brain with meditation and mindfulness

My Writing Superpower


Since starting to write full-time, I’ve discovered that I have a writing superpower. The most surprising thing about it, though, is that it isn’t really about writing. You almost certainly have this superpower, too. Let me explain. Any creative work is hard. Steven Pressfield calls the thing that makes it hard “resistance.” It’s that force … Continue reading My Writing Superpower