All posts tagged ‘writing

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Early this morning, I had an appointment with the dentist. 8am, on January 2. What a nice way to begin the new year. I was worried I would have to get an inlay. Another dentist had discovered some caries and advised me to get it done just a month ago. But then, today’s dentist1 couldn’t […]

The Nothing Alternative

Raymond Chandler had an interesting approach to getting things done. In his case: Getting things written. Here’s what he said, according to Roy Baumeister and John Tierney in their book, Willpower:1 Chandler had his own system for turning out The Big Sleep and other classic detective stories. “Me, I wait for inspiration,” he said, but […]

Print is Dad

To kick off the new year, Chris Guillebeau just launched his Unconventional Guide to Publishing.1 His offer made me think about my own stance towards traditional publishing and the current state of selling books. … For me, self-publishing one ebook and one huge e-guide in 2011 was a great experience. The creative freedom digital self-publishing […]

Consistency and Your Creative Work

Do you know how many pages a day Norman Mailer wrote when working on his novel The Naked and the Dead? Seven. Double-spaced. Assuming that he could fit an average of 250 words on a page, that sums up to about 1750 words. 1750 words a day. And these 1750 words per day were reached […]