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A few thingst I've learned or been reminded of by David McCullough.
1.) Find your favorite work space. That may sound simple but it's not for some of us. I recently lost my workspace because we needed an extra bedroom at home so now my desk is in the dining room. Noise cancelling headphones and possibly a room screen will soon be part of my world headquarters.
2.) "You can only learn by doing it. You can't learn to write without writing."
3.) "History is about life, about change, about consequences, cause and effect . . . it's about music and poetry and drama and science and medicine and money and love . . " This man knows how to make history fun.
4.) "Marinate your head in the time and culture you write in."
6.) "The work is the reward."
7.) Develop a list of ideas that you want to write about eventually.
8.) Sing a song even if it is off key. :)
9.) "Count your blessings."
10.) "The pen and the voice died on the same day. Jefferson and Adams died on the same day, July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence."
I think artists of all kinds will love his new book, The Greater Journey. You can see a video trailer here, Author Page, and listen to him talk about the book.
In one section of the video McCullough talks about being a fly on the wall in one favorite place in history. If you could choose only one place to be a fly on the wall in history what event would you choose?
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