It is hilarious to me when an aspiring writer sends me an email that starts with the word, “so,” as if we are in the middle of a conversation! On the one hand, it’s comical to believe that someone has been thinking of nothing other than whatever our last conversation entailed ever since we had it, but let’s face it: people have lives. They’ve had thousands, if not millions, of things occur to them in the interim, most probably.
Recently, I went to Ranchos Palos Verdes to document these gorgeous twins and their family.
One of the pitfalls of the digital age is our oft-gratified thirst for instant results. I coach writers in various arenas, and over the past several years, I’ve noticed an increased sense that people believe they need to find out “the right answer” and hurry up and apply it, as if true and authentic writing is something for which we can look up instructions in WikiHow.
Tongva Park, located just across the street from the Santa Monica Pier, opened towards the end of 2013. The park itself has amazing energy, and it’s been a major source of inspiration for me since I’ve been in California.