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 on breakneck deadlines, and almost never gets a break from the writing life, he has some pretty solid advice for keeping the cursor moving.
Join us for this two-part interview.
In Part One of the file Joe Berkowitz and I discuss:
- How a Bad Breakup Can Boost Your Productivity
- When to Throw Out the Rule “All Killer, No Filler”
- How to Build Your Writing Endurance
- Don Draper’s Advice for Beating Writer’s Block
- How Making Lists Can Help Your Head
- The Magical Power of 4 AM Dementia
Listen to The Writer Files below ...
The Show Notes
- Joe Berkowitz for Fast Company
- And Now for Something Completely Unnecessary … (Joe’s Tumblr)
- You Blew It!: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life by Joe Berkowitz and Josh Gondelman
- “My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever” (links to all parts of the series at The Awl)
- Hemingwrite – A Distraction Free Smart Typewriter
- How Joe Berkowitz (Journalist and Fast Company Editor) Writes: Part Two
- Joe Berkowitz on Twitter
- Kelton Reid on Twitter
Coming soon …