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Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

It’s hard to imagine another person as utterly horrible as Hunter S. Thompson. Antisocial alcoholic drug addict who even failed as a narcissist. Verbally abusive, a liar, and a self-absorbed pedant. Not far behind him are people like Ernest Hemingway, Norman...

Forget Hipsters: Typewriters Were Awful

Ahh, yes. Typewriters. Some things are better left forgotten. But don’t tell it to this guy: If you do, he’s bound to go off on you in plaintive tones about how there’s something essentially different in the words recorded on a device with levers...
How Many Words Don’t You Write Each Day?

How Many Words Don’t You Write Each Day?

I must have commented in a discussion LinkedIn a few months ago. I think that’s why I keep getting notices from new responses to a deceptively simple question: “How man (sic) words do you write each day?” For hundreds or even thousands of posts...
The Story Doesn’t Exist

The Story Doesn’t Exist

The story you read when you’re 15 isn’t the same when you re-read it at 30, nor is the story you read at 30 the same when you open the book at 45. A photo posted by Bill LaBrie (@billlabrie) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:36am PST The words don’t change....
Writers: More Influences

Writers: More Influences

So, of course I had to think of more writers who have influenced my writing, and my life. Once I get on a roll it’s hard to stop. I don’t know what possessed me in my youth to pick up a small volume of the essays of Michel De Montaigne. It was a stuffy...