Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

if youWhat is the name of the book?

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

How old were you when you read it?

Thirty six or so.

What character did you most identify with?

It’s non fiction. No fiction book has “changed my life.”

What was your favorite part?

The gist of this book is that you should listen to naysayers, critics, and bozos—including the ones in your head. If you want to write, write. Cut the BS and get going.

Did you read it more than once?

Yes.

apeWhy/How did it affect you?

It gave me the confidence to write my first book. I’ve now written thirteen. It also gave me the confidence to try many new things and paths.

Did you pass it on to anyone?

Physically, it’s somewhere in my house, but I have told tens of thousands of people to read it.

If you could change places with a character of fiction for one day, who would it be?

Jack Reacher, the Lee Child character.

rougeWhat are you reading now?

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

 

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  1. […] don’t forget to check out Guy’s “The Book That Changed My Life” feature on IndieReader from a few years back — the book he discusses he credits with giving him […]

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