SURVIVING AS WRITERS
I wrote a series of essays (such as “Fiction Writers and Learned Helplessness”) about mental techniques that can be used to help survive as a writer that I learned either from other writers or in the course of helping my son with his autism. Publishing can be a rough business. My hope is that these essays help make it easier to deal with the inevitable negatives (such as rejections, critics, sharks looking to rip you off, and angry readers) and easier to take the initiative when opportunities arise.
HELP WITH WRITER’S BLOCK
Since I can never fully repay those artists who helped me on my own journey, these essays on dealing with writing blocks is my way of beginning to “pay it forward.” If something here helps you, I hope someday you will help another artist.