So, in my spare time (amongst all the other projects and whatnot that I’ve got going), I’m scribbling down notes for a self-help book based on different coping strategies I’ve developed for coping with the stresses and strains of being creative while holding down a dayjob. And what I have discovered is this:

Non-Fiction is FRIGGIN hard! It’s nothing like writing fiction, where anything can happen and you can adjust anything you want to have things become more interesting or make more sense. Even though I’m writing advice that I would give to other people, I’m finding it quite tricky to do so in such a manner that I don’t come across as being dull, preachy, or some combination of the two (pull? dreachy?). read more