5 books, 10 days: my DIY writing education

It's around 3pm on Sunday afternoon when I slam closed my paperback copy of Stephen King's oft-recommended writing guide, On Writing. I don't have a problem dog-earing a book or bending its pages—I learned to love books and reading from my dad, who often battered a book before reading it to give it that… Read More

3 Ways to Collect Source Material for Creative Work

It took me a long time to understand that writing is a task best undertaken alone. And I don't just mean in solitude, I mean as an individual errand. One of the biggest mistakes writers make is combining research (input) and writing (output) into a single session. Tim Ferriss, author of three bestselling books, turned… Read More