The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Two and a half decades ago I got involved in competitive paintball. Back then most of our competitive venues were outdoor woodsball fields. Play was pretty fast with five-man a side teams but nothing compared to the intensity of the speedball fields of today. We were also shooting mechanicals which while capable of shooting ropes of …

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Writing groups are about critique. Good writing groups keep it about the work, bad writing groups make it personal or at the very least about ego. That can be hard to take. Sometimes even in good writing groups it can be hard to tell where the person who is giving the critique’s ego stands in relation …

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Fear is your body and mind’s way of keeping you in check. Essentially its a system designed to avoid pain. We don’t like pain, physical or otherwise. The trick in life most times is knowing something’s going to hurt, accepting that fact and doing it anyway. Learn how to do this and you will be …

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