An essential starting point for any writer, on any project: What is it for? Who are you? Who is it for? Will it spread? Read the full detail on Seth Godin’s blog, here.
Here’s a great essay from Nicholas Carr on social media’s effect on the US presidential campaign, and much more. It explores how social media is different from previous media – not necessarily better or worse, but different – and how that requires a different approach: “The message, as always, has to fit the medium.” Reflecting […]
The soundtrack for my current work and writing is the very wonderful Grateful Dead Radio (GDRadio.net). Non-stop streaming of concerts by the Grateful Dead and off-shoots; what more do you need? On my first, and so far only, trip to San Francisco, I drove in from San Diego with Grateful Dead Radio on the hire […]
“Now strange words simply puzzle us; ordinary words convey only what we know already; it is from metaphor that we can best get hold of something fresh.” Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), Rhetoric
This, Seth Godin’s 6,000th blog post reminds me of Steven Pressfield’s exhortation to… Put your ass where your heart wants to be.