18 Strategies to Build a Winning Writing Habit

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If you study the writing habits of famous authors, you’ll find that they differ substantially, often even contradict each other. But the one thing they all had in common? They did have a daily writing habit. And if you’re serious about writing, then you need one too.  But developing your own writing habit is no … Read more

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Book Summary

A light and easy-going book where Haruki Murakami shares his thoughts on running and writing, and how they’re intertwined for him. It’s a weirdly intimate book, because on the one hand, he talks about running and writing, neither of which are that personal in itself, but on the other hand, he very much gives you … Read more

Kamal Ravikant

I didn’t know about Kamal Ravikant until I watched this interview on the Rich Roll podcast. It made me curious to learn more about him and his work. Loving myself has been a theme that’s been becoming more important for me in recent years, and one I didn’t consider much for the first thirtysomething years … Read more

To The Writers Without Talent

It’s hard to be successful at writing even if you’re a talented writer. It’s much harder when don’t even have talent. Here’s a passage by Haruki Murakami, one of the most successful Japanese writers of our times for all the talentless writers: […] writers who aren’t blessed with much talent — those who barely make the grade — need … Read more

Too Many Ideas? 11 Ways to Regain Focus and Get Shit Done

Are you one of these people who have 37 new ideas every day? An unstoppable idea machine full of overflowing creativity—but also challenged when it comes to actually getting things done? Welcome to the TMIS club! TMIS stands for Too Many Ideas Syndrome, and while that’s not actually a real thing, it’s still real enough … Read more

Shit Happens. Keep Writing.

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Sometimes life takes a turn for the worse. Sometimes an indisputably ugly reality punches you in the face and breaks your bloody nose. Your first instinct might be to break down, to give in to all those intense emotions that flash over you. To just shout fuck all this, and get fucked up. Flush out … Read more

Make Time For What Matters

Make time for what matters. Because if you don’t, your life will be wasted on things that don’t matter. The sooner you learn this lesson, the better. You worry so much about making mistakes, failing, being ridiculed, being broke, losing. The truth is, all those things matter way less than you think if you spend … Read more

Creative Expression: The Key to a More Fulfilled & Authentic Life?

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Creativity is not a special talent, reserved for creators or artistic geniuses. Everybody can be creative. In fact, if you don’t have outlets for creative expression in your life, you’re not living up to your full potential, whether it’s in your professional or personal life. Creative expression is ultimately about showing up as your true … Read more

Ernest Hemingway on Writing Stories That Are ”So Real Beyond Any Reality”

I’m always fascinated by the interplay of reality and fiction, and how the best fiction sometimes seems more real than reality. Reading these words by Ernest Hemingway on the subject were fascinating to me: When you first start writing stories in the first person if the stories are made so real that people believe them … Read more