Blog Category: Creativity

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Kamal went missing. Again. Kamal and I have been friends for over 10 years now. It’s one of the greatest things about the internet for me. No matter what the criticisms, the…

Kamal went missing. Again. Kamal and I have been friends for over 10 years now. It’s one of the greatest things about the internet for me. No matter what the criticisms, the internet has given me a family, close friends, great business partners. And, with Kamal, all of the above. But he was gone. I […]

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Most People Are Evil Idiots. Now What?

You decide to plagiarize one of the most successful books ever. You take a book that won the National Book Award and you retype it from scratch and pretend it’s yours. You…

You decide to plagiarize one of the most successful books ever. You take a book that won the National Book Award and you retype it from scratch and pretend it’s yours. You submit it to 20 publishers. You put a fake name on it. 100% of the publishers send back rejection letters. They hated it! […]

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10 Things Everyone Got Wrong About Dave Chappelle’s Recent Netflix Special

Will Smith desperately needed advice. He was terrified about something he was about to do. So he said, “I have to visit the master.” He called Dave Chappelle. His challenge: to do…

Will Smith desperately needed advice. He was terrified about something he was about to do. So he said, “I have to visit the master.” He called Dave Chappelle. His challenge: to do three minutes of standup comedy at a comedy club. I get it. When I had to do six minutes the first time, I […]

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Those Who Mind Don’t Matter, and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind (and Other Lessons I’ve Learned From Dr. Seuss)

Ted Geisel cheated on his wife with his neighbor. Then his wife killed herself. He then married his neighbor. Ted is one of the bestselling authors in history but because of the…

Ted Geisel cheated on his wife with his neighbor. Then his wife killed herself. He then married his neighbor. Ted is one of the bestselling authors in history but because of the above I almost didn’t want to write this. But I learned so much from his books. I still live by what I learned […]

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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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