In February, 2020, I published my third book, Managing the Depression Puzzle. It followed pretty rapid fire after Psych Meds Made Simple in Feb/19 and then Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Sept/19. The timing wasn't great for my latest book, coming out shortly before the COVID train plowed over everything. It didn't manage to… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Books
Before we get into the post, I'll quickly answer the title question about how long blog posts should be. They should be however long you want them to be, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's chat about some factors that might come into play.… Continue reading How Long Should Blog Posts Be?
Here Until I'm Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic mental illness, including dealing with the ignorance of others. He writes about finding healing from… Continue reading Book Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)
Bloggers write — that's what we do. But I'm guessing there are a great many differences in the way we write, regardless of what we write about. Here's a look at my writing process, and I'm curious to know about yours. Where do you write? In term of physical location, I write in my bedroom,… Continue reading What’s Your Writing Process?
As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. That crazy pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between.… Continue reading The Interesting Ways We Use Words
After I let my most recent book (Managing the Depression Puzzle) out into the world in February, it was time to start working on book #4. I thought I'd give all of you a writing update on how it's coming along. I haven't settled on a title yet, but the book is going to be… Continue reading A Writing Update on Book #4
Do you ever read the comments on your posts and think that the commenter has taken a different message from the post than what you intended to convey? This is something that's fascinated me for some time now. I'm not talking about the odd person misinterpreting here and there, which is bound to happen. I'm… Continue reading Do Your Blog Posts Say What You Think They Do?
Maintaining a blog calls for a lot of creativity. Whether you publish daily, weekly, monthly, or at random, you need to come up with things to write about. So where might those blog post ideas come from? Well, to start off, the ideas you come up with don't have to be original. Any blog post… Continue reading Where Do You Get Blog Post Ideas From?
This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output. This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value… Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing