My online chatter is 95% random and/or useless information, but every now and then I try to drop a soundbite that bears at least a vague resemblance to advice/wisdom/etc.

Most of it happens on Twitter between midnight and 2AM. If I say something that seems to resonate with the internets, I’ll try to post it here.

(Also it feels a little weird to be doing this, but people keep ending up at the blog while google-searching parts of these quotes, so I thought this might help them out :p)

“No matter what you write, some people will love it and some will want to burn it with fire. Which can be hard, but both are better than ‘meh’.”

“My one and only piece of writing advice: the only thing that works is whatever works for YOU.”

“If you want to write something, then write it, but write it for you and go in knowing that if it’s only ever for you, that’s enough.”

“The things we write for ourselves become the best things we write for others.”

“The more complicated your story, the simpler the bones should be. Erect your crazy architecture on stable scaffolding.”

“Sometimes I just stop and sit very, very still and think about the fact that I’m being given the chance to do this, to live this, and it takes my breath away.”

“There’s a difference between fear and paralysis. And I’ve learned that I don’t have to “grow up” to be open to opportunity, to be willing to step through doors without being pushed. I just have to be brave. I just have to be slightly braver than I am scared.”

“Whether you’re waiting on something big or something small, waiting expands to distract from however much attention you have.”

“I try to read something, watch something, learn something, and writing something every single day. If I can do that, I feel like I’ve grown in some way.”

“Sometimes, when you get really excited, eating half a box of girl scout cookies seems like a good idea. IT IS.”


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