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Why I Write

Why I Write podcast is produced by the National Council of Teachers of English and hosted by C.C. Chapman of "Accident Hash" fame. Why I Write is a bi-weekly podcast similar to Lifehacker's "How I Work" series in which we delve into the topic of writing by talking with authors from variety genres and methods to hear their take on writing and its importance both in their lives and how it should be important in each of ours.
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Jan 5, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

I hope your holidays were full of smiles, time with loved ones and of course books!

To get the new year off on the right foot, I’m excited to release our latest podcast episode with bestselling author Seth Godin.

Seth’s writing includes talking about purple cows, meatball sundaes, the dip and tribes. He is considered by many to be one of the most inspiring writers in the business and marketing genre.

He believes that words on paper go to a special place in our brains and that physical books will never go away since books don’t beep.

To back this up his latest book, What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?, comes in at just over 800 pages and almost twenty pounds!

I have a lot of respect for Seth’s work ethic as he blogs almost every single day. When I asked him about it he simply said, “The cost of what we do is we have to show up.”

A solid reminder for all of us as we look at our New Year's Resolutions to be better and do more. We have to show up if we want to get anything done.

This episode is full of knowledge and inspiration to get your year off on the right foot.

Happy New Year and happy listening!