It doesn’t matter how you begin your writing day. What’s important is that you get started in a way that works for you.

Natalie Goldberg says in her craft book, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within,

It is important to have a way worked out to begin your writing; otherwise, washing the dishes becomes the most important thing on Earth — anything that will divert you from writing. …

A good list allows you to always know what to write about when you get to work.

In her book Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg says,

Making a list is good. It makes you start noticing material for writing in your daily life, and your writing comes out of a relationship with your life and its texture. […] [The list] helps to activate your writing quickly…

If you want to find success in your writing, here’s why it’s so important to write at least a little bit every day.

In her book Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Natalie Goldberg says,

This is the practice school of writing. Like running, the more you do it, the better you get at it. Some days you don’t want to run and you resist every step of the three miles…

Kindle Vella is launching on Amazon later this month, and I for one am excited to give it a try!

Amazon is launching Kindle Vella next week, and I’m ready!

For months I thought the only novel of mine I was going to self-publish this summer was Magic Hour, now available in ebook and paperback format on Amazon. …

It’s so important when you’re writing the first draft of something to leave your inner editor behind.

In her book Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Natalie Goldberg says,

First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. …

There’s no one way to publish your book. Here’s why you should try different ways to get your work out there.

The truth is simple: you have to think outside the box as a writer.

You can’t just write one kind of thing for one kind of publication. You can’t work on one particular manuscript year after year with no interest in starting something new. You can’t put all of your eggs in one basket, as they say.

It’s 2021, and there are so many…

I just finished my first full-time year as a teacher during COVID! These were by far the hardest parts of the job.

I just completed quite the memorable year of teaching!

It was memorable because it was my first year ever as a full-time public school teacher. …

Hi friend,

I’m so excited to unveil my first self-published novel in eight years — MAGIC HOUR, which tells of a wedding videographer who suddenly discovers he can make anyone he want disappear by snapping his fingers… which results in pandemonium when he accidentally makes the bride and groom vanish in front of 200 wedding guests.

It’s an entertaining read priced at $2.99, just in time for Pride Month. I’d love your support!

MAGIC HOUR by Brian Rowe

Thanks, and enjoy!



You can work on a novel over and over to your heart’s content, but at some point, it’s time to say good-bye.

Yes, it can be hard to say good-bye.

When you work on a new writing project, it can be fun to get entirely swept up in it and never want to reach the end. …

The most successful method is simpler than you think.

The quality of your guests makes a big difference as a podcaster.

Especially when you’re a solo podcast like me who relies on guests to help make your show what it is.

Many podcasters out there work in teams of two or three, maybe more. When last August I started my podcast Film at Fifty, which celebrates the fiftieth anniversaries of major…

Brian Rowe

Author / Teacher / MFA in Fiction. (

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store