Category Archives: Quotes

You Can’t Write Until You Grow the F Up

What I learned was that to write a book you have to first become the person you need to be to write that book. I had to, like, literally change. I had to become a new person. I had to grow the f— up. – Junot Diaz

The Way

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Tsunetomo Yamamoto My review rating: 4 of 5 stars “The proper manner of calligraphy is nothing other than not being careless, but in this way one’s writing will simply be sluggish and stiff. One should go beyond this and depart from the norm. This principle applies to all [...]

The Power of the Anecdote

Aimed at amateur videomakers, but very pertinent to all storytelling. “At some point, somebody’s gotta say ‘here’s why the hell you’re listening to this story.’” [Inspired by a post at 43 folders]