What It Takes To Write A Book

“Part of the mystique of the artistic brand is to make it look easy, effortless. The result is that creativity seems like a black box. In fact, we should show how we make what we make. To help others, to understand our own process, to practice humility. To show people that it’s not impossible to turn their ideas into work.”

Here’s the second Ryan Holiday post I loved this week. In this one, he shares exactly how he wrote his new book, complete with two years worth of photographic evidence of everything from his initial brainstorming, to his writing process, to the book’s marketing plan.

It’s a 35-minute read, but it’s an amazing and generous look at an author’s exact creative process.