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Sep 23, 2020


The internationally bestselling author of The Productivity Project and Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey, took the time to chat with me about tricks for focusing on what matters most, and how writers can cultivate more calm and creativity through uncertain times.

"Tolkien said, 'Not all those who wander...

May 21, 2020

New York Times bestselling author and productivity expert, John Zeratsky, made time to chat with me about his mission to help you improve your focus, find greater meaning in your work, and get more out of each day.

“All of the old structures and routines are gone.... When we have a schedule for ourselves ... that...

Jul 9, 2019

The author, podcaster, and Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (AKA NaNoWriMo), Grant Faulkner, joined me this week to talk about the Fitbit for novelists, how to write a novel in a month (not just in November), why tracking your writing progress is a built-in reward system, and why you can't wait for...

Aug 21, 2018

5 Things Only Serious Writers Do: Part One

Welcome to a special edition of The Writer Files, we’re back from an extended summer hiatus.

My old friend, the award-winning international journalist, author, pundit, and bad penny, Adam Skolnick, turned up this week to discuss with me a piece I wrote recently for Copyblogger titled, 5 Things Only Serious Writers...

Jul 17, 2018

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers: Part Two

In Part Two of this special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn” I’ve invited back award-winning international journalist, author, and serial pundit, Adam Skolnick, to discuss a piece I wrote for last year titled, “21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers.”