A Good Life is One Dedicated to Mastering What You Love
He was so committed to ensuring that his third book How to Live a Good Life was the book he (and his publisher) wanted it to be that Jonathan wrote three complete manuscripts before the book hit shelves and nightstands earlier this month.
We chatted about his belief that writing is an even more important skillset for our children than it was for us. He also shared his wish that more people would write with the intent of improving.
Do you agree? Are you committed enough to your words to start over from scratch not once, but twice, if the book wasn’t “it” yet?
Jonathan is committed to mastering the craft of writing and I hope our conversation will inspire you to be as well. He shares a well of knowledge from his experiences and you get to benefit from it.
Consider sharing this podcast with your students! Here’s an activity you might try:
Jonathan talks about his original manuscript for his most recent book was initially rejected. After rewriting it two times, he went and read all of the top selling books in the genre and figured out what he needed to do differently.
What genre do you most like writing? Check out a few top selling books in that genre and take notes on what you notice about the format.
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You can listen to more from Jonathan in our 2nd episode of Why I Write:
Photo credit: Jonathan Fields’ website