The Obsession with Monetizing Joy

"Some people say writers shoot themselves in the foot by romanticizing the process, and I couldn’t disagree more. Dismissing the cognitive magic of the written word is less a thesis on how writers glorify something that everyone can technically do and more a reflection of society’s propensity to treat writing as yet another aspect of our individuality that must be commodified."

Dealing with Distractions as a Writer

I have had a problem since I started writing seriously in high school, and that problem is called computers.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Creativity

If you want to benefit from things that alter consciousness, you have to put in the work on yourself. You have to create a foundation for self-reflection and confidence before you can use tools that enhance your openness to new experiences.