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Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2

Last week I shared some takeaways from the first session of Chase Jarvis’ Creative Calling Bookclub – if you missed it then click here! Week 2 was about focusing on the I. I – Imagine what you want D – Design a system to do it E – execute the plan A – Amplify So […]

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A Tale of Two Writers – Michael Connelly and John Grisham

To begin at the beginning, this is not an exhaustive comparison of Connelly and Grisham. There will be plenty of writers/journalists out there who have already done this better than I can. These are my thoughts and notes from a great interview with the two authors by the bookseller Waterstones, earlier this evening. Connelly and […]

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Day 435 – The Saturday Answer.

So The Friday Question was What single thing/event would ‘supercharge’ your creative exploits? In thinking of the question I was influenced by the exploits of current Tour de France leader Julian Alaphilippe. He is a great rider, currently No.1 in the World Rankings, but he is seen as a one-day and short tour specialist. His […]

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Day 421 – The Saturday Answer and Other Stuff.

Quick Recap – The Friday Question was: if you could have written one book, painted one picture, or performed/written one song – what would it be? It is so easy to run off a list of at least a dozen books for this answer, but I’m going to be good and only give you the […]

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Day 417 – Walking Slowly.

I read a list of productivity hacks. One of them was to walk faster. Bruce Lee teaches a young pupil in Enter the Dragon and points at the moon with his finger. The pupil is chastised for looking at the finger and ignoring the splendour of the moon. We can get wrapped up in either […]

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Fiction Writer? Write Some Non-Fiction.

So you are a fiction writer and you want to get better? Write some non-fiction. Say what? There is a lot of great non-fiction writers out there and you shouldn’t be ignoring them. You can learn a lot. I am sports fan and read Sports illustrated each week. There is nothing like it in the […]