Depression Leads to New Worlds

So I’ve been having fun with depression lately. It’s one of those things that a lot of writers seem to struggle with, and I think there’s a reason. When you have depression, you start recognizing that here is not a good place to be. It doesn’t matter if your perceptions are off or entirely accurate.Continue reading “Depression Leads to New Worlds”

World Creation and Other Therapies

The slide probably started Sunday, but I didn’t notice it then. Monday I canceled an appointment. Just didn’t feel like going out. Tuesday it hit hard. I have depression, by the way. I suspect a lot of writers do. Many of us struggle with melancholy in various ways. We cope through creation. We take ourContinue reading “World Creation and Other Therapies”

Introducing Kids to New Worlds

This week I took a bunch of kids to another world. As I entered the classroom, the teacher introduced me. She said I was going to read to the class. Little did she know. Step one: Get the kids on your side. Easy to do if you’re willing to be silly with them. And soContinue reading “Introducing Kids to New Worlds”