Peaked?

A writer had a rough go of getting a book published. Even after he’d written plenty of short stories for magazine publications, he started his hand at writing books. But nothing hit. His fourth attempt at a novel really gave him some fits. He finally finished[…]

Get to the point

It’s the single best way to improve your day-to-day writing. If you want to consistently improve your everyday writing, there’s one really straightforward thing you can do… Get to the point. When you get to the point quickly, your writing becomes instantly clearer. Clarity makes your writing[…]

Nostalgia

About 12 years ago a guy bought a bunch of paper notebooks while on a trip to Europe. As he reflected on his purchase, he was puzzled why these notebooks cost so much money, and thought he could make them himself back in the United States.[…]

Writing style

Was there a source for my writing style or was it self discovered? body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;} @natekontny as a follower of vlog, wanted to know, where did you pick up the style of writing from, was there any source, or self discovered[…]

Deliberate Practice?

Photo by Steven Lelham There’s an endless list of books about how the greatest become the greatest — deliberate practice. They don’t just show up time after time. They also set short measurable goals and keep stretching them. Time your runs. Swim a bit faster. Get yourself over[…]

Bury the lede

How can we keep people interested? Technology doesn’t always give us the highest quality outcome. Sometimes it just buys us more convenience. Look at coffee. It used to be a pain to prepare and drink. Then in 1850 Folgers started roasting and grinding it for[…]

Unnecessary Qualifiers

Present without apologies Most people struggle with confidence at times, especially in the workplace and I’m no exception. I often find myself presenting my design work and my opinions with a variety of qualifiers, as if pointing out my perceived flaws before someone else can[…]