A blog for nonfiction book authors
When I was eleven years old, still flat-chested and shaggy-haired, I wrote my father a note explaining in painstaking detail the hurt I felt over some favoritism he’d shown my younger sister. The specific incident is lost to memory, but I remember writing and rewriting that note several times until […]
I don’t know about you, but I’m not always very calm these days. Yesterday, I put in a frantic call to my financial planner. Last week, I ordered 24 bars of chocolate. This morning, the mere thought of cleaning my office made me want to crack open a bottle […]
The last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my piano, and two nights ago, after a particularly frustrating night of practice, I realized why.
Whenever I’d sit down to play—or, more accurately, clonk my way through the beginner’s book—I’d find myself confronting patterns of behavior that have plagued me my entire life.