Malcolm Gladwell popularized the research of K. Anders Ericsson, who discovered that world-class experts spend more than 10,000 hours of deliberate practice developing their skills. There have been all sorts of dissenters to the principle. Many people point out exceptions to the rule with examples of masters who have developed mastery in less than 10,000 […]
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Before speaking at an event, I try to watch or listen to a great speaker while I get ready in the morning. This weekend I watched and listened to Seth Godin’s keynote at the ConvertKit conference as I got ready for my own keynote later that morning. What I enjoyed most about the presentation was […]
I wrote a short story during Christmas break about a little sheep who follows her shepherd to find Jesus in the manger. It wasn’t very good, but it gave me the chance to try and learn what I need to do to get better as a fiction writer. The biggest thing missing from the story, […]
When you first set out on a run, your legs and body are still a little stiff. It takes me almost a mile before I hit my stride and can run more easily. When first starting out, it feels like the entire experience is going to be miserable. In reality, it’s the first few minutes […]
As I write about my journey as a writer, I find myself referring to nonfiction with and without a hyphen. I must have grown up hyphenating non-fiction, but I see it presented both ways. Here are a few ways to find a definitive answer to whether there should be a hyphen in nonfiction: Does Amazon […]