Reflections: The Literary Mind and The Internet Mind

I always wondered why browsing the internet too long was making my mind feel empty. No matter what I read about or how much of it I read. It always felt like a shallow way to learn. For a memory to be made long term, it needs time and patience, focus. Undistracted attention. By its …

What Ernest Hemingway Taught Me About Writing (with 15 quotes)

Hemingway rarely talked openly about the craft. He is famous for many quotes on the subject, his most famous one being: “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

On Writing: Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography (With Quotes)

It’s rare that I’ll find a book that truly captures the writing process and the struggle of trying to express complicated ideas clearly on paper. I have always been a fan of Bertrand Russell’s work since reading The Conquest of Happiness, a book I knew would answer the many questions I had about life and happiness. …

The Case For Working Remotely

Yesterday, I attended a seminar hosted by Gerry Robert, author of Millionaire Mindset, about writing a business book and using it to break into public speaking, grow company sales, and become an expert in your field. While I was listening to Gerry, I had several ideas for my own business book. A book about working remotely, …

I read over 40 Books in 2017, but I could have read more

I counted down the list of books that I read over the past year. I read 41 books. My reading habits change depending on my lifestyle. In 2014, I read over 70 books. It was easy to find time to read. I was commuting every day, sometimes for over 2 hours a day. At work, …

My Favorite Books of 2017

I read close to 40 books in 2017. I was living in Bogotá. In La Candelaria (downtown), there is a street with what feels like dozens of bookshops and other stands placed outside where people sell books in all kinds of languages. I would frequent this area every other week or so to shop for …

A Great Gift For Book Lovers

When I decided to write this post I wasnt thinking about getting a gift for anyone. Only after I typed out the title did I realize that it would make a great gift. I’ll keep this short: it’s an embosser. I picked one up some time ago on Amazon. Every time I get a new …

Great Book: Real Artists DON’T Starve

I picked up Jeff Goins’ book after I heard him on the Art of Charm podcast. I knew about Jeff Goins before the interview however, I’ve been a follower of his blog for several years now. Actually, long before I decided to become a writer myself. His material is always great, however his book Real …

Quotes of the Week: December 3rd

Good morning! This week I traveled to the city of Santa Marta in Colombia, finished reading Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance, as well as John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story. On top of that, I met quite a number of people, read countless articles and listened to several new podcasts as well. Below are some …

Spanish: Never Forget How To Speak A Language

I’ve been living in Colombia for a little over a year now. I made plans to return home in time for Christmas and to stay in the United States for a while. My teacher tells me my Spanish level is B2, which isn’t so bad. One of my biggest worries is forgetting the Spanish that I’ve …

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