Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

So you want to know who I am? Who I really am beneath this digital persona who occasionally writes things online? Well, you’re in for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, grab your weighted blanket, sit down by the fireplace, and get comfortable. Uncle Justin has a story to tell. Note: Some…

What Do You Doubt?

What Do You Doubt?

Doubt is a powerful thing. In our culture where answers to anything can be discovered with a Google search, we doubt things we can’t answer, define, or discover. We live in a world where saying, “I don’t know” is a weakness. We’re taught to always portray confidence and strength of conviction, even when we’re not…

Write Now with Glynnis MacNicol

Write Now with Glynnis MacNicol

Who are you? Glynnis MacNicol, writer and co-founder of TheLi.st. Brooklyn, New York. Photos and further info can be found at glynnismacnicol.com. What do you write? I started out as an online media reporter in New York. This was before Twitter was really around, and definitely before Instagram. The old-school media powers hadn’t quite lost their grip…

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

Hamilton is an international sensation. Fusing hip-hop and musical theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda created an impressive telling of Alexander Hamilton’s life story. As writers, there’s a lot we can learn from the show, its creation, and its namesake. As Aaron Burr says in Aaron Burr, Sir, let me offer you some free advice: 1. Inspiration Can…

Flipping Tables in the 21st Century

Flipping Tables in the 21st Century

In the first Avengers movie, a team of superheroes comes together to stop an alien invasion. One character is Bruce Banner, a mild-mannered scientist who, when he gets angry, turns into a giant, green, rage monster named The Hulk. At the climax of the final battle, Captain America says, “Now might be a really good time for…

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Aesop’s Fables are moral stories written or collected by a Greek storytelling slave in the sixth century BCE. In “The Fox and the Cat” the title characters hear hounds approaching them and need to react. The Cat sees one potential option while the Fox sees many. As the Cat runs up a tree, the Fox…

Write Now with Dianne Turgeon Richardson

Write Now with Dianne Turgeon Richardson

Who are you? Dianne Turgeon Richardson. I am a full-time technical/proposal writer for a government services contractor in the Orlando, FL area, and I occasionally take on freelance writing and editing work. In my spare time, I write creatively: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/personal essay. What do you write? I started writing when I was seven with my…