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Practice Makes Perfect

No one is born knowing how to write, or how to play a musical instrument. Raw talent will only take a prodigy so far; even a child blessed with talent needs to hone his skills through training and practice. I often hear people lamenting an inability to write, and I think it’s not so much […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention; Laziness and Boredom are It’s Dirty Rich Uncles

Most of us will go out of our way to avoid tedious, repetitive, mind-numbingly boring tasks. Like children, we want our play time, and we want it now. If we’re sufficiently challenged, intrigued, passionately engaged, then work seems like play and we will do it quite happily. It’s when our thoughts turn to the abyss […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.