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Month: September, 2013

News flash: Book release!

Last November, I received an email from two friends: Dave Lukas and Andrew Zahn.

“What if . . .

– What if three guys that never met in person collaborated?
– What if they all found something they were mutually passionate about and felt compelled to share with others?
– What if they wrote together online and created something hilarious . . . or poignant . . . or terrible . . . or amazing . . . or devastating? Or none of those things. Or all of them.
– What if we talked more about what it might or might not be?”
There was a catch: We had never met in person, and had no idea if we could even work together. Still, we gave it a whirl. Nearly a year later, we’re proud to present the fruit of our labor:

Man Speak Final

Man Speak is a sometimes-serious/sometimes-funny discussion of what it means to be a man today – written by three guys in three different time zones, all at three very different stages of life. It truly was an honor collaborating with these guys and am very proud of our work. We put in many, may hours of Google hangouts, writing assignments, revisions and subsequent meetings, and I hope you enjoy the resulting conversations.

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Advice to writers: Write, don’t guess.

Don’t try to guess what sort of thing editors want to publish or what you think the country is in a mood to read. Editors and readers don’t know what they want to read until they read it. Besides, they’re always looking for something new.

– William Zinsser