The Bruce Lee Guide to Better Writing

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Bruce Lee Guide to Better Writing

Bruce Lee was a master of his craft. As an actor he revitalized interest in Chinese martial arts in the United States. As a martial artist he developed a style and philosophy unique unto itself for its simplicity.

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do is Lee’s master work. Jeet Kune Do is Lee’s personal fighting style, developed over years of training, fighting, and reflecting on existing martial arts forms.

One line from the Tao of Jeet Kune Do sums up everything about Bruce Lee’s personal philosophy on art:

Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. -Bruce Lee


Quitting Smoking Sucks

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Ashtray full of butts

About a week ago I had a 24-hour stomach bug. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s say my streak ended at 10 years and 9 months.

I was in bed for two days straight. One day because I couldn’t physically get out of bed, and a second day because my wife wouldn’t let me get out of bed until I was “all better.”

I love my wife.

At the end of day two I realized I hadn’t had a cigarette in two days. Even better? I didn’t want one.

So, I thought in my wonderfully rational mind that I would just quit. I hadn’t had a cigarette in two days, how hard could it be?

Novel Writing

My First Novel

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A fountain pen on a notebook.

My first novel is underway. It’s been a long, slow, tortuous process but it’s officially safe to say that it’s a work in process. And that’s a big deal.

See, the idea for this novel has been floating around in my head for no less than a decade. That’s really about average for an “author.” A lot of people believe they have a winning idea for a novel.