John Hodgman’s Advice for Writers

“It’s not enough to write what you know — you have to know interesting things. So you have to put yourself into a world where you have experiences.”

In this two-minute video John Hodgman shares several thought-provoking ideas for writers or anybody pursuing a creative career.

His advice for writers includes to recognize the harsh truth that the odds are against you, but also remember perseverance in writing is a more likely determinant of success than raw talent.

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