Hall-Who-Ween Episode List: Night 1

Hello friends! As I discussed on Monday, I wanted to take a little time to share the episode list for each week’s Hall-Who-ween showing. For more info on what I’m talking about, you can find a full write-up HERE! For each episode shown, I’ll provide a little insight into why I picked it and why …

A Little Tradition Called Hall-Who-ween

Ah, October. The time of year when people think fondly of candy, fallen leaves, and the spookiest bits of pop culture. (Also, when people start freaking out about winter (depending on where you live).) In my family, by which I mean my wife and I, we have proudly celebrated a tradition of our own making…

The Greatest Gift Is Hope

I greet you somberly on the morning after a terrible tragedy that, in combination with recent natural disasters and artificial discord, has left many people reeling, overwhelmed, and lost. Nothing can remove the hurt that many feel, and confusion will be the theme of many lives for days to come. I do not say that…

Shout, Shout, Let It All Out―Or Just Mutter Under Your Breath (Editing Life Hack)

Reading aloud. Why don’t we all do this? It’s not a rhetorical question, I seriously want to know why every writer doesn’t use this life hack ALL THE TIME. Editing is a resource intensive task, drawing on attention, concentration, and higher cognition in order to both assess content and, hopefully, identify errors (typographical, grammatical, and…

Why I Like Star Trek

I have been a fan of Star Trek longer than I have been able to speak. Given that I started speaking at 10 months, that is a LONG FREAKING TIME. I’m speaking of The Next Generation, specifically, as it’s what I watched with my mom in the wee early years of my life. In the…

Being a Good Writer Means Being a Good Editor

We, as writers, spend the bulk of our time considering how to write better. We attend workshops, go to conferences, watch TED Talks, and spend hours in hyperbolic time chambers training until our writing can reach the “next level.” And there’s nothing wrong with that. Writing is, after all, what we do and hope to continue doing…

Top 10 Lyrics, Part 2: #5-1

And I’m back with the second half of my list of the Top 10 Best Lyrics! Last time, I kicked things off with lyrics from songs all over the emotional spectrum, and today won’t be any different. To recap, here’s the songs lyrics were pulled from last week: “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots “The…

Sticking With It

Let’s be real here for a minute: writing is HARD. The act of creating something wholly new from the ether takes a lot of time, energy, and effort. What truly makes it difficult, however, is that once those resources have been expended…you still may not see the results you desire when you want to (if…