I thought I'd give you another update about how things are coming along with A Brief History of Stigma. This is one of two cover concepts I'm flip-flopping back and forth between. Both involve the cage idea, but the other one is about leaving the cage rather than being in it. The skeleton of the… Continue reading A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update
The blogosphere is a wonderful place to share our thoughts with other bloggers. But there are lots of other ways to share your writing with the world. Have you thought of branching out into other areas and taking your writing outside of your blog? My own writing When I first started blogging in 2017, I… Continue reading Have You Thought About Writing Outside Your Blog?
This post comes at the request of Melissa of ZeroSpace, who wanted to about the how my writing journey began and how I got to where I am now. Before I started blogging in 2017, I didn’t spend a lot of time online, and I wasn't into social media at all. I really had no… Continue reading My Writing and Self-Publishing Journey
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 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?