Blog Category: Writing

The BEST Thing About Self-Publishing

I was sick of it. Every book publisher (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins, Hay House, etc.) said the same thing: “We’re great at marketing. We’ll take care of it for you.” Then when it…

I was sick of it. Every book publisher (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins, Hay House, etc.) said the same thing: “We’re great at marketing. We’ll take care of it for you.” Then when it came time to publish the book, they all said something like, “So I guess you should start tweeting it out. We don’t do […]

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Are You There Judy Blume, It's Me James

Judy Blume taught me how to masturbate. Judy Blume also taught me how to love. When I was ten I read all of her young adult books (82 million books sold), “Tales…

Judy Blume taught me how to masturbate. Judy Blume also taught me how to love. When I was ten I read all of her young adult books (82 million books sold), “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” “Blubber,” etc. Then I memorized the sex scene in “Forever”. Then I memorized ALL the sex scenes in […]

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I Don't Know What I Will Do

But I’m done. At least with this arc. I know when I was at my worst moments, I focused on improving four things in my life. Whenever I worried, or woke up…

But I’m done. At least with this arc. I know when I was at my worst moments, I focused on improving four things in my life. Whenever I worried, or woke up anxious, or woke up filled with so much regret and shame, I would just ask myself: are these thoughts contributing to me improving […]

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The Horrible Things About Being A Full Time Writer

First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my…

First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my time writing novels that never got published. I failed five classes in a row and eventually they asked me to leave. Was it […]

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About The Time I Forced Her

I forced Claudia to do something she didn’t want to do. She was scared but I still made her do it. She had written a lot of inspirational posts about yoga over…

I forced Claudia to do something she didn’t want to do. She was scared but I still made her do it. She had written a lot of inspirational posts about yoga over the prior year. This was in 2010 or 2011. I forget. I had her print up all of her articles and put them […]

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The One Score That Can Improve Your Writing With A Single Click

I did an experiment. I can’t wait to tell you about it. I heard about it from my good friend and master copywriter, Mark Ford There’s one trick that everybody who writes…

I did an experiment. I can’t wait to tell you about it. I heard about it from my good friend and master copywriter, Mark Ford There’s one trick that everybody who writes sales knows and nobody else seems to know. This trick is so effective that Microsoft Word has it even built in so you […]

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Can You Do One Page a Day?

When I start to date a woman, I want her to love me IMMEDIATELY. That never happens. “You’re going too fast,” and she ends it.

When I start to date a woman, I want her to love me IMMEDIATELY. That never happens. “You’re going too fast,” and she ends it.

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