5 Questions: Writing Fiction, Binging TV Shows, and Self-Help Books (Ep. 295)


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We talk about writing for longer, binging TV shows, self-help books, our consumption-to-production ratios, and starting your career on the right foot. Full show notes This week’s episode is sponsored by: Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek. Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription. Things mentioned in this episode: 3 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing Hard Work Polyphonic's What Makes a Great Cover Song video Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare Daniel Scotts's Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials Training course on Skillshare Hyperfocus, by Chris Bailey Derek Sivers How to Be More Like Leonardo da Vinci (Ep. 240) Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page. You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter. Timestamps: 0:00:00 - Banter 0:15:32 - Consumption-to-production ratio 0:31:43 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills) 0:34:26 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills) 0:37:04 - Getting the energy to write 0:48:14 - Balancing your media consumption 0:53:42 - Accepting a job not related to your major 1:00:07 - Opinions on self-help books 1:14:51 - Conclusion If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

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