Ben Casnocha ( ben.casnocha.com ) in conversation with Colin Marshall ( colinmarshall.livejournal.com/ ).
0:39 - Theories about writing; how to practice; developing your "voice".
5:28 - Taking the best from the best writers. First imitate; then come up with your own voice.
10:00 - Your first draft is crap. Embrace suckage.
10:57 - We need a museum of first drafts.
12:30 - Philosophies of self-improvement; tips and tricks versus larger ideas.
18:13 - Nothing is so important as going out into the world and doing the action.
21:00 - Information diet
25:00 - Bits and learning. Would you rather go a week with no books or a week with no blogs?
29:00 - Internet friends vs. "real life" friends. Proximate friends vs. far-away friends.
34:00 - Should your friends and gf read your blog?
36:00 - Interviewer's instinct - asking people questions
41:18 - The question "why" and overanalysis
46:00 - Something you've changed your mind about
49:00 - Your political ideology doesn't say very much about what you actually do in the world
50:25 - What would your eternal bio -- a bio that was as relevant in 25 years as today -- say? What's permanent about you?
55:37 - Long/short: formal schooling, Netflix, the state of California, democracy in china, the print book, libertarianism, Twitter.