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Oct 5, 2015

How Joe Berkowitz (Journalist and Fast Company Editor) Writes: Part Two

Author and Fast Company Editor Joe Berkowitz stopped by the podcast this week. His latest, a humor book titled You Blew It!: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life, lands this October. He took a break from his busy schedule to rap with me about how he survives the harried life of a big city journalist.

 

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In addition to his work for Fast Company, Joe’s writing has been featured in The Awl, Salon, The Village Voice, Vulture, RollingStone.com, GQ.com, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and many others.

For a writer who works with breakneck deadlines, and almost never gets a rest from the writing life, he has some pretty solid advice for keeping the cursor moving.

Join us for this two-part interview. If you missed Part One you can find it here:
How Joe Berkowitz (Journalist and Fast Company Editor) Writes: Part One

In Part Two of the file Joe Berkowitz and I discuss:

  • How Creativity Makes the ‘Familiar Strange and the Strange Familiar’
  • Why Your Audience Is Your Best Creative Motivation
  • How Great Writers Hook You and Never Let Go
  • The Reassuring Existence of Paper Book Collections
  • Joe’s Reverence for David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
  • Why You Should Edit Until “… the Words Stop Moving on the Page”

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