Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Non-Conformity, The $100 Startup, and his newest book, The Happiness of Pursuit. His e-guides and manifestos, “A Brief Guide to World Domination” and “279 Days of Overnight Success,” have been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of people. He has also written guides for travel and small business topics under the brand Unconventional Guides. Chris hosts the “World Domination Summit” in Portland, Oregon every summer, which is a gathering of thousands of creative, remarkable people.Continue reading
Writer and Editor Elisa Doucette (that’s me!) built a word empire on the humble beginnings of voracious book reading and creative writing studies.
Now featured in publications like The New York Times and Huffington Post, with my own online column on Forbes.com, and a guest on shows such as Frommer’s Radio and Entrepreneur on Fire, I’m sharing the background and story of how I trained myself to write well, create compelling content, make words sexy, and start this podcast to learn how others have done the same.Continue reading
How did you become a writer? How do I become a writer? How do I become a better writer?
Over the course of my 10+ years as a freelance writer, I’ve heard all these questions and a dozen variations on them. As soon as someone finds out that I spend my time sitting in cafes, sipping cappuccino, tortoise-rimmed glasses on, pouring myself into articles and stories, laughing aloud at the brilliant and witty prose I just created, they immediately want to know how they too can live such an illustrious life.Continue reading
Click – Click. Click – Click.
As I wandered along the sidewalk by the moat of Chiang Mai’s Old City, I was consumed by a thought.
A delicious memory that brought a goofy grin to my face and wiped my brain slate clean. Completely lost in my mind and unaware of my surroundings I could easily have been walking on a sidewalk in Maine or Seminyak. I’m lucky I didn’t walk out into traffic or directly into another wanderer.
Yet the Click – Click. Click – Click. It brought me back.Continue reading