I think writing should be fun. I mean, it's often not, but we always want it to be, don't we?
Hemingway famously said that writing is at its best a lonely life, and the truth is there are few things lonelier that sitting alone in a room, trying to block out the many doubts and distractions.
So while I'm writing, I try to have as much fun as possible.
Twitter certainly helps - half-creative outlet, half-distraction, it's an excellent way to get your name out there and have fun with some of the funniest people on the planet. Or piss away an evening... whatever. Either way, I'm easy to find on there, and if you're curious you can check my more popular jokes on the related Favstar.
- Required self-promotional bit: my account/tweets have been featured on Playboy, Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, The Chive, Thought Catalog, The Independent, and the Chicago Tribune. So that's always nice :-)
For most of my twenties I wrote plays, acted, directed, and stage managed. Then I spent a whole year submitting my plays every day and blogging about it, which led to meeting some amazing people and some great performances. Some of my sillier one acts are available to purchase, and I'm always willing to share any of my plays you see on here.
I also keep a blog, draw comics, have a novella on Amazon, and recently completed my first novel (details TBA soon!). Finally, my beautiful wife and I run a wedding photography business, where we get to spend tons of time together, making art and celebrating love.
In short, I keep busy and there are lots of ways to get me know me and my work. But if I had to sum up my philosophy for writers in two words?
Hope to talk with you soon :)
Some of my more popular posts:
Four Horrifying Facts About The Golden Girls (My Rejected Cracked Article)
The Adventures of Urinal Man
The Seven Elements of My Writing Ritual