Seth Godin doesn’t believe in writer’s block.

Author Seth Godin on Why Writer’s Block Is Fiction

Author Seth Godin on Why Writer’s Block Is Fiction

Risks and rewards of the creative life.
Sept. 21 2016 5:10 PM

Seth Godin on Creativity, Writer’s Block, and What It Sounds Like When You Change Your Mind

The best-selling author talks about his latest book and why he doesn’t believe writer’s block exists.

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Seth Godin.

Bjorn Amundsen

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Back for his third appearance on the show, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin joins Brian this week to talk about his upcoming book, What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind? (3:00). You can preorder Seth’s book by clicking here. To start things off, Seth and Brian discuss the concept of “certainty” in creation (11:00), whether writer’s block really exists (20:00), and why Seth used to ask the question “How many gas stations are there in the United States?” when interviewing potential employees (36:00). The two also reflect on different artists and how they approached their work (40:00) and why fear is a signal that you’re doing something right (54:00).

Topics mentioned:
What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind by Seth Godin
Spy magazine
Seth Godin on the Moment Part I & II
The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Raymond
Isaac Asimov
Heat by Bill Buford
Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
On Writing by Stephen King
Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest
“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
Billions on Showtime
Rounders
Don’t Look Back on Bob Dylan
Shane Carruth movies
Unleashing the Ideavirus by Seth Godin
Edward Burns on the Moment on March 17, 2015
The Dip by Seth Godin

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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.

Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.