Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

You Have No Excuse

you have no excuse

Ever wanted to write a book? Record an album? Make your own movie? You now have no excuse. There is no, “I can’t” anymore. No waiting for the right time or asking permission. You’re in charge. You’re the one holding you back. Stop waiting for perfect. No more stalling. It’s time.

Creatives and Geeks: Why We Need Each Other

Yoda from Star Wars (For the Geeks and Creatives Post)

The dance is tomorrow. She’s a cheerleader, you’ve seen Star Wars 27 times. You do the math. -Neil, Freaks and Geeks In this new world of creativity and technology, creatives and geeks need each other more than ever. Despite my best attempts, I’m not really a geek.

The Discipline of Blogging

Blogging and Marketing Guru Chris Brogan

For many people, blogging is just a hobby. It’s a diversion. A fun activity. But for the serious writer who has something to say, it must be more than a hobby. It must be a discipline. Blogger and marketer Chris Brogan talks about the discipline of blogging (and why he’s been doing it for so long) in this post…

Overcoming Perfectionism: Stop Going Around in Circles

Lyric the Dog (Stop Going in Circles)

This is our dog Lyric. Lyric, I’m afraid, has OCD. I don’t know if it’s genetic or what, but this tragic handicap will probably impair him for the rest of his life. You see, our dog is a perfectionist. And as a writer, I can relate.

What I’m Reading this Week: 2.20.11

Girl on bed with book

I’m a big fan of writers reading (a lot). I have a stack of books and magazines on my night stand and don’t feel complete at the end of the day if I haven’t read from some of them. How else are you supposed to get better at your craft if you’re not studying what others are doing?