18. When the experience is the point
A changeup isn't just a slow pitch; it's a pitch expected to be fast that is suddenly, surprisingly, slow.
17. What does 'successful writing' mean?
Writing about experiences to understand them can become a slippery slope to "I need to get this essay published."
16. Writing emotion
My writing has to move me first if I hope it will touch your heart.
13. Fear is expensive
I used to hoard story ideas for someday when I'd be a "good enough" writer.