I realized that my reading was utterly inadequate, and I resolved to make 2016 my year of reading.
In the age of digital publishing, we have to decide for ourselves what "good" books are.
If you can find a passionate micro-audience and provide a quality product, you can cultivate your own market.
Make peace with the fact that you are just a dude, and respect yourself.
Writing requires a lot of reading, but world building more so.
A frustrated writer tries to become a muse for a younger writer (fiction).
Rebecca Solnit's hate fest of "manly books" is misdirected and willfully ignorant.
Political issues of the real world teach us a lot about how to create a fantasy world.
When Syrian refugees meet political correctness, a new kind of literature may be born.
If you fancy yourself a writer, please read lots of books on grammar and style.