Self-publishing and editing

DIY Publishing: Why You Shouldn’t Edit Your Book Yourself

Self-publishing is the way of the future. But if you’re going to do it, do it right. Hiring an experienced editor is a great place to start.

Tristessa, by Jack Kerouac

Tristessa, by Jack Kerouac

Raw, gritty, undeniable. Tristessa, written by Jack Kerouac, is one of the greatest works ever on addiction, told from the harrowing depths of the Mexico City underground.

Chinese Takeout by Arthur Nersesian

Chinese Takeout, by Arthur Nersesian

Chinese Takeout by Arthur Nersesian, author of cult classic The Fuck-Up. A modern classic, under-appreciated must-read.

lifestyle design and 2021

Lifestyle Design, Intentionality, Cornerstones, and 2021

Outlining and planning the coming year through intentional goals, business cornerstones, and lifestyle design.

Writing and Reflecting on 2020

What We Talk About When We Talk About 2020

2020 was an interesting year. The best and worst, somehow, all wrapped into 365 days we’ll never forget. Here’s how mine played out.

John Fante and the great American novel.

How Hitler Nearly Killed the Great American Novel and Charles Bukowski Saved It

Never before has a novel encapsulated downtrodden, depression-era Los Angels like John Fante’s Ask the Dust, and it’s not even close. It’s a pure masterclass through and through, one of the greatest pieces in the literary canon without even trying. It’s often been touted as the Left Coast’s answer to Gatsby, their Great American Novel. The way Fante describes the city and goes into deep, ruthless detail about its poor

Hemingway's iceberg theory.

Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory and How it Changed Sentences Forever

Ernest Hemingway’s iceberg theory revolutionized prose and literary masculinity for years to come. Click through to see its origins and how it evolved.

Minimalist bookshelf

Top 5 Minimalist Books of All-Time

Literary minimalism is the art of cutting out the fluff and making your prose get right to the point. Click through to see my 5 favorite minimalist books.