6 min read · Aug 25th · Yesterday, I announced on Instagram that my newest book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave, is available for preorder. It will be my 12th book in 10 years, and so there were a bunch of…
“To have something to say,” Schopenhauer said, “by itself is virtually a sufficient condition for good style.”
“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading; a man will turn over half a library to make one book,”
Success requires greater investment in the creative process. Pay for professional help. There’s that saying: if you think pros are expensive, try hiring an amateur.
~12 min read · Aug 7th · One of the best ways to improve your knowledge and understanding of something is to try to teach other people about that thing. I promise you. Some thoughts about this noble art and science of writing…
Whether or not a piece of writing is good, all depends on the goal we have for that given piece, and the degree to which that piece or story helped us reach that goal
Your Call-to-Action then, is giving your reader a clear invitation to take the first step towards their desired end. And yours
Whether or not a piece of writing is good, all depends on the goal we have for that given piece, and the degree to which that piece or story helped us reach that goal.
7 min read · Aug 10th · “In their ﬁrst few years on the job, engineers spend roughly 30% of their workday writing, while engineers in middle management write for 50% to 70% of their day; those in senior management reportedly…
~15 min read · Jul 20th · Or, how to stop hating yourself and start writing.
The impulse to “self-edit” your own thoughts even as they’re tumbling out of your head is so strong among writers at all levels and stages of their careers, it’s practically universal. That judgment that our “first thoughts” are stupid and dumb can be completely paralyzing
“We take unholy risks to prove we are what we cannot be. For instance, I am not even crazy.” Amiri Baraka, Snake Eyes, 1963
The best way to do that is to embrace the chaos within! I swear to you, if you want to get better at self-editing, you need to get better at the chaos part first.
5 min read · From 2018 · As humans, we make decisions emotionally, and justify them rationally. And nothing helps us do both quite like the anecdote. It gives us the push we need to make the decision we want, and enough data to feel good about it. BUT...
6 min read · From 2019 · I have written and published one new article on this blog every single week day for the past four weeks. That’s 20 articles in a month. These are not diary-style posts where I talk about my daily…