Mike Sowden is a curious writer and he is a fantastic person to share ideas and bounce thoughts around with. Mike describes himself online as an archaeology student turned writer and story geek, as well as a travelling disaster...
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- Ideas are free - give them away for free but just try to do them better than everyone else
- My blog has been a series of failed experiments. But that is good because it gives me good feedback
- I like throwing ideas at the wall and learning that most (but not all) are rubbish
- On Looking - Alexandra Horowitz (Brainpicking post)
- Walking for a mile a day and writing about it
- Have a question, chase it, that leads you to more questions
- Inside of a dog - Alexandra Horowitz
- I would like to be a writer that people hear
- Brene Brown - taking people to a retreat to perform her book
- What was holding me back from becoming a writer was 75% my own insecurity
- You need to experiment with your life and test your boundaries
- You need to be selfish enough to look after yourself
- Desire Paths
- Interested in the idea of 'the inside' - as opposed to being outside
- The long dark computer game
- I'm interested in the way we have become addicted to online culture - social media has been gamified
- Everything Bad is Good for You: How Popular Culture is Making Us Smarter
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Living Adventurously, with Alastair Humphreys, is the story of ordinary people choosing to live extraordinary lives.
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