Everybody Writes

I really need to be careful with what I read before bed. I have long known that I need to be careful not read anything particularly motivating as the last thing I do. As further confirmed by my lack of sleep last night...I need to stick to fictional stories if I want to get any rest.

I love my Kindle White and have been working my way through multiple 'books to learn by' lately on the subject of narrative non-fiction. My favorite so far is StoryCraft by Jack Hart

A few others I won't mention are still sitting unfinished, but as I was updating my podcast feed last night, another great interview by Mitch Joel and his Six Pixels of Separation podcast jumped out at me. He speaks with Ann Handley about her new book Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content I made the mistake of embracing my 'one click purchase' option with Amazon once again and within moments I was reading and did not put it down for a good 45 minutes.

I then proceeded to dream as if I was still reading and working my way through the book...the entire night. I am sure I slept more than I realize but to me that is the sign of a good book...the one I can't get out of my mind. I become anxious to read in more detail, take better notes and hold it up against my own workflows. My own process, and figure out how to improve on what I do.

So, this is not a review. Its a preview. This marks the beginning of the book as I put my mark in time here and commit to finishing and then sharing my thoughts once I get to that point.