How I Work and Why It Won’t Work For You

People often ask me how I work and I refuse to answer the question because it has absolutely no value at all. Almost every morning after dropping off my kid at school, I go to the same coffee shop, sit at the same table, drink the same cup of coffee, and write. It’s the same ritual, every day.

Make More Things: a Manifesto (Maybe)

Make More Things: a Manifesto (Maybe)

Are you stuck? Are you scared? Unsure of what to do with your life? Make more things.

Do you feel like everything you create is not very good and no one, including yourself, understands what you are trying to do? Make more things.

Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit

Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit

It’s one thing to call yourself a writer; it’s quite another to actually write. So what separates the pros from the amateurs? Is it God-given talent? Natural skill? Or something else?

Of course, we all have gifts that we’ve been given. This is grace, the fact that we have things we are good at — and don’t deserve them. But what we do with those gifts is what separates the outliers from the rest of the pack.