Subscribe to Daily Drafts and Dialogues for daily and weekly writing inspiration, to engage your inner philosopher or philanthropist, and to encounter behind-the-scenes posts related to my writing process and the current book I’m writing. 

Here’s what a typical weekly lineup of posts looks like, so you know what to expect:

  • MONDAY: Writing prompt or action item to complete for the week
  • TUESDAY: Thought-provoker post related to the writing prompt or action item for the week, to get the creative wheels spinning
  • WEDNESDAY: Inspirational quote or passage related to the writing prompt or action item for the week
  • THURSDAY: Behind-the-scenes look at what I did, read, or researched to complete the writing prompt or action item for the week
  • FRIDAY: My draft of the writing prompt for the week, or information about the action item I completed
  • SATURDAY: Reviews of the books I have read over the course of the week
  • SUNDAY: Weekly recap of blog posts, book reviews, with an update on notable published articles and the progress of my current book project, thoughts and information about notable current events, and other valuable information or resources.

If you’re an established or aspiring writer, join me in the revelry of writing in the twenty-first century. 

Enjoy posts in Daily Drafts & Dialogues that inspire your own creativity and craft. 

Okay, okay. If I’m being honest, writing in the twenty-first century isn’t always an enjoyable jamboree of revelry per se, which is most unfortunate. It’s more of a compulsive and masochistic exercise that requires equal parts self-loathing, self-love, misanthropy, altruism, hope, curiosity, artistic experimentation, sustained practice, and skeptical enlightenment. Yeah, if you’re a writer, you’re a walking enigma most of the time. At least, if you’re doing it right. 

And of course, this compulsive and masochistic exercise (a.k.a. “writing”) tends to feel as if it’s being conducted while riding an out-of-control rollercoaster that’s charging full speed ahead on an invisible unfinished track to destination Unknown, marked with bright neon cautionary signage. It’s equally exhilarating and terrifying. Again, if you’re doing it right. 

But hey, at least now you know that you don’t have to be alone on this out-of-control ride anymore. Right? 

If you’re an avid reader, social activist, or cultural critic, you should also join me here. Explore and question the world in which you live every day, as well as the written works in it. 

As a writer, I’m also an avid reader and regularly write about what I’m reading too.  

Enjoy posts in Daily Drafts & Dialogues that engage your inner philosopher and philanthropist. 

Readers, social activists, and cultural critics need moments of sincere contemplation and self-regard, especially now. Right now, established and socially constructed institutions are transforming at a breakneck pace due to things like online video challenges and doctored memes. And if I’m being honest, this is difficult to fully accept let alone fully understand. 

I do know, however, that one of the best ways to better understand the current transforming world (and its socially constructed institutions and people) is via written words, dialogues with and around those written words, and real-life human connections and experiences. 

The drafts and dialogues shared here are created with an open mind and synergetic spirit. They’re written with an effort to better understand the world and the diverse people in it. And you, dear reader, are encouraged to hold me to this. Always.  

It’s okay to read, listen, learn, and grow as an individual human, both solo and alongside other humans. In fact, I highly recommend doing these things on a regular basis. 

It’s also okay to change or adapt one’s viewpoint when compelling and reliable information or data is presented. In fact, the progress and success of the human race itself depends on this. Don’t you think?

Encounter behind-the-scenes posts related to my writing process and the current book I’m writing.

Daily Drafts & Dialogues posts serve as my real-time writing journal, as I work on book projects. As a result, some posts will have more formidable and clever insights and detail, while other posts might be more of an incomprehensible yet entertaining jumble of words. I offer my apologies in advance. But, as all writers know, this will at least attest to the truest nature of writing. So, que sera sera.  

And just in case you’re interested, I’m currently working on a nonfiction book related to the current socio-political climate inside the United States, why it’s important to understand, and how everyday citizens like you and I can navigate it. Specific details about the book project and what it’s about will be revealed as you read more Daily Drafts & Dialogues posts. 

I started my current book project accidentally, as I was working through my own socio-political discontent after the 2016 presidential election. I want to share it with you and others so we all feel less alone in our socio-political discontent. And, if I’m being truly honest, I simply have a lot of words to say about it too. 

I also chose to write about this particular topic right now because of everything that has transpired since the 2020 election year in the United States. There’s a lot at stake in the current political arena. Now is the time to pay attention and know how to use your vote and voice– hopefully, both–on a continuous basis. Now is the time to question and understand our socio-political situation collectively, and how to make our votes and voices count every day and in everyday settings. 

I’m not yet sure what future book projects of mine will be about, so stay tuned. 

Subscribe to Daily Drafts & Dialogues today for writing inspiration, to engage your inner philosopher or philanthropist, and to encounter behind-the-scenes posts related to my writing process and the current book I’m writing.