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Feb 1, 2016

How Award-Winning Sports & Travel Writer Adam Skolnick (Author of One Breath ) Writes: Part Two

Award-winning journalist and author, Adam Skolnick, returned to the podcast and we got down to brass tacks about his writer’s journey, his new book, and the globetrotting life of a travel writer.

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Adam’s first narrative nonfiction book — One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits — was recently published by Crown Archetype, and it’s based on his award-winning New York Times sports coverage of the death of the greatest American free diver of all time.

One Breath has been compared to other classics of extreme sports journalism — like Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air — and early reviews have been very positive.

In addition to his most recent work, Adam is the author and co author of 25 Lonely Planet guidebooks, and has written for publications as varied as, Men’s Health, Outside, BBC, Playboy Magazine, and The NY Times.

Join us for this two-part interview. If you missed the first half you can find it here.

In Part Two of the file Adam Skolnick and I discuss:

  • How to Infuse Your Life with More Creativity
  • What Kindness, Collaboration, and Community Bring to Your Writing
  • How an Author’s Favorite Quote Reflects Their Psyche
  • The Most Eccentric Writers’ Dinner Ever
  • Why There’s No Room for Self-Doubt on First Drafts

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