Why I Don’t Write Drunk

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R. Brady Frost, Self Portrait 2.

“Write drunk, edit sober.” — Earnest Hemingway

This phrase has been punctuated by endless memes on social media. It’s a fun thought. You know, thinking about what authors must be like. Picturing them sitting at their writing desks, holed up in their study.

A bottle of scotch sits within arm’s reach. Or is it vodka, or wine?

Missing the Mark

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A very nice rejection letter.

I found out today that I didn’t get a job I’d recently interviewed for. I thought the job interview had gone very well and I really enjoyed my interactions with the panel. This was a job I felt was well within my capabilities and would have also provided me with an opportunity to grow. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

The End is Near

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While I wasn’t keen on going back to school, I could see the benefit of going back and completing the MBA program with WGU. I have the technical side of my career covered, and this would help me expand on my leadership roles.

Remind Me Tomorrow

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R. Brady Frost on a Post-It Note

I bought a MacBook Pro this last Fall after starting my new job. The original intent was to use it for writing. And I have. I’ve written quite a bit, as a matter of fact. I’m a Windows user primarily, but I did use a Mac when I worked for Pearson School Systems some years ago. It wasn’t my preferred OS, but I don’t really have anything against Macs. Naturally, this begs the question: Why buy a Mac now? Well, my favorite writing and publishing applications are native to the platform, and that’s a pretty big deal. Anything that makes writing easier is a big plus in my book. Anyway… Every time I boot into my Mac, I get this … Read More

R. Brady Frost spotted in the Wild

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R. Brady Frost with his biggest fan.

It was a beautiful Spring weekend here in Texas, but it didn’t start out that way.It was Friday and I sat at my desk, looking out the window as the raging wind tugged and pulled at our crepe myrtle trees. The sky was overcast and I began to wonder whether this camping trip was going to work out…

Springing Forward

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The Rainy Months in Texas

Spring is here and that means it’s time to do some work! Aside from setting the clocks forward this weekend, I spent my time working out in the yard and getting some words.

Too Many Voices

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I’ve encountered a lot of writing advice over the years and I’m always surprised how many people believe their way is the only way. I’m equally amazed by how often these people conflict one another. I don’t know if I’m getting Social Media fatigue or what, but I’ve finally reached a place where I need to shut it down. All of it. No more writing advice. Only writing.