First off, thank you for all the kind words about the documentary on my creative journey. If there’s one thing to take away from the film, it’s that no worthwhile endeavor moves linearly. Every experience you have - no matter how disparate it may seem - connects in a way that can only be understood through the lens of hindsight. So wherever you are in your journey, just know that sometime in the future, you’ll look back on the present as a dot that made a serendipitous...
A few months ago, I shared a written profile on my creative journey. Well, today, I’m excited to share the visual version through a wonderful documentary from the team at ConvertKit.
This short film is the result of 3 days of filming, and many hours of post-production. With that said, I’m very happy with how it turned out, as it does a great job conveying how I think about being a creator, and how to navigate the uncertainties of this path.
This is the first time I’ve shared my...
My flagship storytelling course, Thinking In Stories, opened for enrollment on Monday. It’s been many months since the last cohort, so I’m excited to share this experience with you again.
This 4-week program serves two purposes:
1) Allows you to hit the “refresh” button on your writing practice, and
2) Shows you how to transform your best ideas into even better stories.
Writing is hard because it’s often devoid of fun. Thinking In Stories will reframe your relationship to the...
My flagship course, Thinking In Stories, opens up for enrollment next Monday, October 9th. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be sending a series of big emails to the course waitlist on the following topics:
How to draw people toward your work without sacrificing your integrity
How transforming your ideas into stories livens up the creative process
How to think beyond traditional storytelling techniques and use more applicable tools
I have a lot to share, so if you’re on the waitlist,...
First, an announcement:
The next cohort of my flagship course, Thinking In Stories, will kick off on Monday, October 23rd. Many of you have been waiting to join this live 4-week experience, so I’m excited to share it with you soon.
The landing page has been updated to reflect the schedule, and you can visit the Wall of Love to get a sense of what it’s like to take the course. Thinking In Stories will show you how to transform your best ideas into brilliant stories, all while...
If you’re anything like me, one of the hardest questions to answer is “What do you do?” It’s one of those inquiries where a huge asymmetry exists between the simplicity of the question and the complexity of the answer. There’s so much about yourself to distill into a response, and the more brief it is, the less authentic it appears to be.
With that said, I recognize the utility of summarizing my interests, so earlier this year I tried to do just that. I asked myself how I can...
Broadly speaking, I’ve had three phases when it comes to my faith. The first stage spanned from my childhood to my mid-twenties, as I was raised in the Anglican tradition and church was a weekly occurrence. The second stage represented a reversal of belief, where I denounced religion and adopted a rather cynical version of atheism.
And the third stage - which is where I’m at now - is one where I neither reject nor embrace religious ideology. I see both its ugliness and its...
First, a quick announcement! My drawing course, Draw Your Words, went out to the waitlist last week, and many of you have already joined it. This course is a distillation of everything I know about drawing, and is one of the few curriculums that also caters to writers. So if you’re looking to elevate your writing by including visuals in your work, you’ll find it very helpful.
There’s 5+ hours of material in here, and the course is just $99 for today. The price will increase to...
I just got back from a 2-month stay in Korea, and I’m in the process of adjusting back to Los Angeles time. I spent most of those 2 months offline, being in the full presence of my family and building experiences that my future self will be nostalgic for. I have so many thoughts from my time there that will likely weave its way into my work, but for now, I’m allowing these reflections to settle without any greater purpose. The memories themselves are enough.
With that said, my...
I announced a while back that I was working on a drawing course. I’m often asked about how I create my illustrations, so I wanted to gather all my tips and techniques into a single place.
Well, the course is almost done, and I will be releasing it in a couple of weeks. Here’s a screenshot of one of the lessons:
If you’re a writer or creator that wants to use drawings to enhance your work, then this course is for you. Or if you simply have an interest in learning how to draw, this...