What’s it like being a writer & encourager?
Dan Miller (of 48 Days to the Work You Love fame) is a writer, speaker and encourager. His is the story of one who decided to listen to the voices that said “you can do it” and ignore those who said “don’t even try.” Now he helps others find their way, telling them that success is a direction, not a destination.
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What’s it like being a tech journalist?
I’m tempted to say he has a voice for radio but I can hear Andy asking “did you say voice or face?” For the record, I said voice. In addition to his melodic tones, Andy is a quick wit, a knowledgeable techie and a skilled writer. And when you want to know about technology, he’s the guy who will tell you what you need to know and do it in an interesting way.
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What’s it like to be a consultant-writer (GTD)?
This is a story of how a kid from the South who is raised by his windowed mother figures out who he is. Once he’s figured out his edges, he discovers his calling: helping others be more productive. David Allen is best known for his book Getting Things Done. But there’s more to the man. Oh, and Happy Birthday, David.
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What’s it like being a stay-at-home Dad?
You may have seen Peter Baylies on TV or heard him on the radio. This professional photographer turned stay at home Dad, started a newsletter and wrote a book to help other Dads. Staying home is work too, and, as Peter notes, very fulfilling.
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What’s it like being an editor?
Krista Stevens’ love of reading started as a child and led her to study communication in college. And ultimately to editing books. Krista also helps people on a daily basis as part of a distributed online company. She likes the flexibility of time, the fun of working with people around the world, and the diversity of multiple projects. And she gets to live in Canada.
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What’s it like to make music videos?
What does a music video genius do after years of success, in Mick Kleber’s case, switch to being a screenwriter. He is a descendent of a famous French family, grew up moving from one Marine base to another, and now spends his time in Hollywood. Mick gives insights to what makes a good music video, and how to follow the passion of your heart. Carnie Wilson & Mick Kleber click here.
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What’s like to be a freelance writer?
Kevin Purdy was born in Syracuse but lives in Buffalo, NY; it’s okay, he has a shovel. Trained as a newspaper reporter, he left his job as a contributing editor at Lifehacker for the security of being a freelance writer. Essentially, he is a mercenary; have pen will travel. For Kevin’s site click here.
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What’s it like to be an animator?
Mary is an animator, cartoonist and artist. Living in NY, she gets to do a wider variety of projects as a free lancer. Although she loves directing animated shows, she’s working hard on her own cartoon strip (online, of course). For Mary’s site click here.
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What’s it like to be a magic writer?
I’ve interviewed Brian Brushwood and Andrew Mayne, so how could I not include JRY to complete the trilogy? He’s a comedian, writes about magic, and is remarkably clever. Other descriptors: journalist, podcaster, atheist, blogger, marketer, online publisher, promoter, and gun lover. Weird Things site click here
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What’s it like to be a designer?
Aaron Walter started drawing as a kid. He took art lessons, summer classes in cartooning and even set up a studio in the basement to encourage his love of painting. All that’s gone to waste.
Well, not really. Aaron isn’t a painter but he still draws every day. Even more importantly his uses his art background to solve problems. He says art helps you think creatively and laterally (finding connections between things). And creative problem solving is what helps him manage a team that make software interfaces more human. For Aaron Walter’s site click here.
Use the player below or click this link: Aaron Walter Interview