Tools We Love

Check out the following books we’re soaking up and the tools we’re using.

On Writing by Stephen King

“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”

Why we love it:

It’s no secret that King is a mastermind of suspense and story. The hidden gem in this part-memoir, part-how-to is that peristence is key.

Let it Bleed: How to Write a Rockin’ Memoir by Pamela Des Barres

“Brave writing begets brave living.”

Why we love it:

One of the first “nobodies” to write a flirty confessional tell-all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll, De Barres details her writing workshop methods in this page-turner. Whether you’ve written one word or a million of them, she’ll inspire you to approach writing in a completely fresh light.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.”

Why we love it:

This book changed it all. From shame researcher to renowned speaker and writer, Brown distinguishes what makes shame so powerful and challenges her readers to step into courage and step into action. There is no light without darkness, and to live freely we must embrace and own them both. Plus, reading this book is like having coffee with an old friend, with Brown’s kind and encouraging yet challenging prose.

Field Journals

Why we love them:

Inexpensive and small, field-style notebooks are the perfect way to “strike when the iron is hot” - capture the moment and its essence when it tugs at you and begs to be recorded. We keep one in our bag or pocket, always.

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