Blog Category: Writing

The One-Day Book Challenge: CORONAVIRUS!

This is doable and there will be demand. A no-B.S. book that will help people and spread rational thought in an irrational media environment. A lot of this info can be gained…

This is doable and there will be demand. A no-B.S. book that will help people and spread rational thought in an irrational media environment. A lot of this info can be gained from smart Googling. THE  ULTIMATE CORONAVIRUS BOOK: WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS? Where did it start? Where did it continue to spread? How does […]

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Sample Idea List: 10 Possible First Sentences for a Work of Fiction

I write 10 ideas a day to exercise my “idea muscle.” The idea of the “10 ideas” exercise is not to produce good or bad ideas but just to exercise the creativity…

I write 10 ideas a day to exercise my “idea muscle.” The idea of the “10 ideas” exercise is not to produce good or bad ideas but just to exercise the creativity muscle. To become an idea machine. They don’t have to be business ideas. Or actionable ideas. It’s just exercise. It’s just to get […]

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I Plagiarized and You Can, Too!

I plagiarized. I stole from another text, word for word, and I did not give credit. The article I wrote was shared everywhere and got millions of page views. I did this…

I plagiarized. I stole from another text, word for word, and I did not give credit. The article I wrote was shared everywhere and got millions of page views. I did this several times. Many times. I still do it. Nobody notices. I was writing for TechCrunch, a blog about entrepreneurship. I wrote about the […]

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Altucher’s Book Club: How to Live to the Age of 200

When you land in Dallas, they hand out conspiracy theories at the airport. JFK was shot in the throat. Then shot in the head. But who did it? On the Uber from…

When you land in Dallas, they hand out conspiracy theories at the airport. JFK was shot in the throat. Then shot in the head. But who did it? On the Uber from the airport, the Uber driver told us, “JFK switched his route at the last minute so THEY called ahead to see if anyone […]

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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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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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MY THIRD BOOK CHALLENGE: WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT?

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be…

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be done in a month The book doesn’t have to be big (30-50 pages is fine for a self-published book. More of course is […]

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