Self-determination, growth mindset, and a passion for writing. My conversation with Brigette Thornes was a chance to go over what really goes into being an author, self-publishing, and taking the leap(s) of faith necessary to put your art out there for people to see. …


Accessibility lead and senior UX Designer at Openfield — a firm specializing in EdTech solutions — Julee Peterson is distinctly clued-in on improving how digital products work. Talking with her was a great opportunity for me to hear from a devotee of her field with a MS in UX and…


Talking to Tyler Hill about what he knows best — photography, video, and production — was a great opportunity for me to sit back and hear some sensible, smart, and sharp-witted takes on the creative life. My biggest payoff was realizing how teaching media production has allowed him to step…


When I sat down with Caitlin Crews to talk about the creative life, I had no idea we were going to cover so much territory — it was a challenge to decide which things to put in and what to leave out of this interview. Really, super tough. …


The new year is upon us. You could say it’s inevitable. After a topsy-turvy 12 months that shall remain nameless, you’re probably feeling a bit like me: A little out of tune, wondering how to get your bearings.

Hopefully, you’ve got some goals. Maybe it’s writing that screenplay, publishing that…


“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation.” — Samuel Johnson

An expert on gratitude, I am not. Can’t even pretend to be. I think I’m getting better at it. …


Back in August, The Hustle Daily had a feature called Lights, camera… algorithm?” that described how GPT-3 (an artificial intelligence language model created by OpenAI — a company backed by Elon Musk) might replace film directors…and software engineers…and actors. Yeah, pretty much everyone involved in making a film.

That sounds…


Alissa Woodward is an experiential advertising copywriter who lost her job during the early days of the pandemic. While I’m happy to report that she recently found a position and started at a new agency, she filled me in on what her experience was like and how she kept going.


Medium is all about good ideas finding you. With that in mind, I’ve created 5+1 — an alternative to the long-winded, time-consuming creative podcasts.

Every month, I’m going to invite someone to sit down to discuss the creative life. I’ll have set up the questions ahead of time. I can’t…


Why are we still writing sincerely at the end of emails and letters to potential customers and our valued clients? Something about it just feels stiff and outdated.

According to Merriam-Webster, sincerely goes back a loooonnnng time. In fact, it dates back to 1560, while genuinely, a close synonym, didn’t…

Charles Parsons

UX Writer by day. Obsessive reader, film critic, fiction writer, friend to poets, cats, and environmental crusaders at all times. Opinions are my own.

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