I’m gonna go ahead and ask everybody I know who has any aspirations toward writing, fiction or non-fiction, to read this article. (Don’t skip the video in the middle.)
Obviously, I’m among the “aspiring authors” mentioned in this article, and so am still on the outside of the proverbial roomful of established writers, proverbially looking in. Thus, I can’t say whether Tim Ferriss’ advice is valuable or not. However, it sounds really smart, so I’ll assume it is.
Luckily, I read the comments, and one ireful (really? “Ireful” is a valid word? Okay.) reader had this to say:
To which Ferriss took the time to reply:
So, with an article filled with smart advice for non-fiction authors, combined with those five options right there for making a living, I think I’ll be set on the right track. I can write a manuscript before attempting to sell it. I can write a screenplay.
If I can actually get my head on straight, I think I’ll make it. I really do.