I've been searching for the right words all along.
They say a writer just keeps telling the same story over and over
Hey, I'm Mike. If I sound like a broken record, excuse me. It's just — I've been trying to say something that won't come out right.
The story I keep telling is about growing up, losing out, and finding yourself in this crazy world.
It's the story of making bad choices, going on a journey, meeting people, and growing into what you learn.
This story is inspired by The Odyssey and The Alchemist. It's a little esoteric and doesn't always end where you expect.
And it's a story you'll recognize because I keep telling it like countless authors before me. But, it's the only one I know, and it's a story I'll keep telling until I get it right.
A picture is worth a thousand words
Or so they say.
Usually my pictures have less than one hundred.
You see, I write little observations in a notebook, snap a picture, and — for some reason — share them with the world.
If you'd like to take a gander at these little observations, I'd be much obliged.
Before I forget...
I'm not just a writer of verse and prose.
I'm also a teller of corporate tales. That's right, I write copy for growing businesses over at my creative content shop. It's called Writing Inbound.
I just can't believe in the age old myth of the starving artist. I don't know... maybe I'm a sellout.
A book a day keeps the doctor away
Or something like that.
The thing is — I've heard way too many people say they don't read fiction. Like it doesn't have anything useful to offer.
I'm on a mission to prove them wrong. Every month I collect some notes from my latest read and put them together in an article that's both interesting and useful.
I believe there's more truth in fiction than anything else. Between the pages is where we find our true selves.