This week I want to share with you the result of an experiment. In one of my attempts to approach and understand the monocle guy, I came across The Top…
This scene from the movie ‘Thank You For Smoking’ is where, years ago, I first came across logical fallacies: it was love at first sight. Since then, I…
Every six weeks or so, I’ve got into the habit of sharing this essay (can I call it that?) on pitching. I find it extremely practical, and it always se…
There’s a world of hidden magazine gems. And they are way riskier than the classic—but always excellent—The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and The Atla…
If you want to write a particular kind of novel, you must dive deep into the history of the genre itself…find the best books, read them, study them and…
“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.” Let’s assume the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough is …
I was trying to find the secret formula of Art when I discovered successful writers share a simple and basic trait: they all have a clear idea of who t…
Just finished the book, they ask what it's about, and your answer is something like... “I know what it is, but just can’t say it.” The reason why we ha…
What would writers be without a variety of terms no one else knows? What without the deliberate use of rhetorical figures? They make us unbearable but …
Do not take my word for it, but that of Mr Orwell.
“I’m probably less biased than most.” Personally, it was humbling to face reality and realise how biased I was. I thought I was less biased than others…
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