Can Jealousy Be Good? Finding Perspective on Others’ Successes

[this article was originally written for Puttylike] They say “comparison is the thief of joy.” But, unfortunately, comparison can’t steal other people’s joy. Believe me, I’ve tried. Most of the time, I’m happy when others do well. I even try to love and support my fellow writers unconditionally, retweeting their work, sending encouragement, and wishing […]

Six Lessons from Writing the Book I Swore I Wouldn’t Write

[this article was originally written for Puttylike] “Never again.” – Neil Hughes, after writing one book… and before writing another book. After winning four Olympic gold medals, Steve Redgrave famously said that if anyone found him close to a rowing boat again, they could shoot him. Four years later, he won a fifth gold.  Let’s […]