How to Make Friends on the Internet
The glaring lights and colorful signs – buzzing with electricity – illuminate a sea of people hurrying down the streets of Shibuya. Vending machines sell ramen, bananas, umbrellas, soup stock – anything you can name, even beer. A deafening dissonance of whoops, wails and whirs emanate from the arcades in Akihabara. My first time inRead More ➔ "How to Make Friends on the Internet"
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Online
The Internet could become your most powerful asset, if only you were using it correctly. In Write of Passage, I teach a proven system to write online that’s built for the 21st century. I’ve distilled the most important principles from the course into this guide.
Summoning the Muse
Where does inspiration come from? By dissecting the methods of Mary Oliver, Michael Pollan, and Michael Lewis, we see how their routines look more like devotion than discipline. Away from their desk, they have a lifestyle that brings them a flood of ideas. How can we reliably summon the muse?
Metaphors: Crafting Language to Shape Culture￼
As we plunge into the future, we’re at a loss for words to describe it. Metaphors let us make sense of novelty by bridging the present with the past. Writers are in a unique position to shape language that orients and guides our culture. But how can we write metaphors that stick?
Who Should Write Online?
Who should write online? The Niche Hobbyist: The Internet rewards people with obscure interests. Writing online will help you find other like-minded hobbyists who you wouldn’t be able to meet in real life. The Think-for-Yourself Academic: Academia is hyper-specialized and often hostile to new ideas. On the Internet, you don’t need permission from peer reviewersRead More ➔ "Who Should Write Online?"