Blog Category: Creativity

How to Write 12 Books This Year

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to…

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to be a writer. He read James Joyce and could quote Thomas Pynchon. He had a beard. He wanted to write “The Great American […]

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Are You In Prison?

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in…

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in the next stall? Would we wait afterwards to see who would leave first after making all of those embarrassing sounds? I ran out […]

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What Is the Best Writing Advice You Have Received?

I was thrown out of graduate school because I thought women would only like me if I published a novel. So every day, starting in 1990, I wrote 3,000 words a day.…

I was thrown out of graduate school because I thought women would only like me if I published a novel. So every day, starting in 1990, I wrote 3,000 words a day. I’d go up to girls in bars and ask if I could read to them. 100% of them would say no. Or laugh […]

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I Challenged Tim Ferriss To Arm Wrestling And This Is What Happened Next…

We spoke for three hours. It was my longest podcast ever so I decided to release it in two parts. Part two is out today. At the end of the podcast I…

We spoke for three hours. It was my longest podcast ever so I decided to release it in two parts. Part two is out today. At the end of the podcast I don’t know what I was thinking. First I was thinking ‘arm wrestle’. But then I was thinking he’d destroy me because we had […]

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The Power of Art

“We were assigned this weird project,” Mollie said. I was trying to fall asleep on the couch but my 13 year old kept staring at me until I said, “what’s up?” and then she said that.…

“We were assigned this weird project,” Mollie said. I was trying to fall asleep on the couch but my 13 year old kept staring at me until I said, “what’s up?” and then she said that. “What’s it on?” “We have to write an essay that starts with the words ‘The Power of…’ ” Of course I thought she was […]

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My Resume

My Resume I’m scared to death of having a job. But you never know what opportunities could come my way. There’s a lot of money out there willing to pay anyone. So…

My Resume I’m scared to death of having a job. But you never know what opportunities could come my way. There’s a lot of money out there willing to pay anyone. So I figured I’d dust off my resume, finally accept every LinkedIn request and just put it out there. You know, to see what […]

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Nine Ways To Light Your Creativity ON FIRE

I felt so ashamed. I had just lost my apartment in the city. I had no jobs. No prospects for jobs. No money. A few years earlier I had millions and then…

I felt so ashamed. I had just lost my apartment in the city. I had no jobs. No prospects for jobs. No money. A few years earlier I had millions and then I had nothing. So I sold my apartment, scraped together some cash, and moved 70 miles north of the city. It was in […]

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