There are no commercial value in these words, I write for the joy of it.

#WhyIWrite

I’ve long felt that for everything you do in this world it is useful to ask yourself, “Why do I do this?” Especially with anything you say you’re passionate about. For me, of course, on top of the list is writing. And so, if you ask yourself this about your passions and you can’t say…

So there’s an app that lets you neuter writers…

Okay, so not writers themselves, but their work, which is arguably the same thing, if not worse. Yes, thanks to the Clean Reader app, you too can remove any and all words you deem offensive from any e-book. (Yet another reason I don’t like e-books). The simple fact of the matter is that writers choose…

Lisa Hannigan's album Passenger

Music to write to: Lisa Hannigan

While I’ve been listening to pretty much only instrumental post-rock and neoclassical music lately when I’m writing, the other day I was scrolling through my music and realized I hadn’t listened to Lisa Hannigan for much too long. She has a wonderfully emotive voice that I find very inspiring, conjuring up scenes full of colors,…

Cover of Mathew Roth's album Immersion

Music to write to: Mathew Roth

I am happiest when I am creating; stringing words together and seeing how they stick, arranging them, playing with them. And this week I have a good deal to be happy about. This week I finished a new short story inspired by the last day I spent in D.C., leaving American University after 3 and…