Motivation 101: 7 Ways Cash Incentives Don’t Work

I recently spoke at a local high school about motivation. I’m not a motivational speaker, trying to pump up or inspire the crowd. Instead, I’m more curious about motivation. We find so many ways to sabotage ourselves and are oppressed by procrastination, fear, and resistance. Why? I find Daniel Pink’s work on this subject astounding. […]

The Accidental Novelist

I’m sitting next to Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the wildly popular novel, FIGHT CLUB. His new novel is stacked neatly next to a cart that is loaded with dozens of copies of my first novel, THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK. We’re at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, and the rare book room […]

David James Keaton: At the Movies

David James Keaton is a gem, and while his social media feed is a geyser of wit, his best commentaries involve movies. You can tell that he loves them even when he hates them. He reminds me of Roger Ebert in that way. While I know very little about his upcoming novel, THE LAST PROJECTOR, I […]

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