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On giving yourself permission

Sometimes you have to say ‘fuck it’, and do something just for yourself, no matter what everyone else thinks.

Don’t take this advice

Let’s imagine that an alien of the small, friendly variety was to crash-land on earth, and somehow end up in my bedroom, as aliens often do in 80s movies...

The best way to complain

When you have an itch, you have a simple choice: ignore it, or give it a good scratch. What would happen if you applied the same principle to your life?...

Why Seth Godin taught himself InDesign

Listening to Jeff Goins interview fellow author Seth Godin yesterday, I was expecting the conversation to focus on writing. For the most part it did of course, and anyone who...

How I Write (Part 1)

People seem to be inexhaustibly curious about what kind of pencil an artist does her drawing with, or which particular brand of pen† an author uses to write. The digital...