I’m writing a book of fables, to be published soon as a short novella titled Wandering Spirit. Inspired by books like The Little Prince, my goal is to write whimsical tales that feed the soul, tug the heart and spark the mind.
I love the format of fables — sharing philosophical lessons through the medium of storytelling. I’m really enjoying the process of writing (and illustrating) these stories, and can’t wait to share them with you soon. You can learn more about my plans for the book in this video:
Sample Story: Where the Wind Blows
Check out Where The Wind Blows, one of the first fables I wrote, and a favorite among friends.
Lessons Learned: Writing a Book
As I write this book, I’m sharing process learnings along the way, in my typical working-in-public style:
- The Science of Storytelling: Writing lessons from the book Science of Storytelling. Crafting a compelling opening scene, leveraging visual metaphors, showing vs telling, the human condition and more.
- Overcoming Writer's Block: How I unblocked myself to start writing stories.
- Writing in Scenes: I shared learnings on writing a complete “scene” for a story every single day, ensuring each part of the story is compelling (not just the whole story).
- Iterative Drawing: Learning to break apart complex drawing into smaller pieces, to make progress every day.
- First-Time Authors on Writing a Book: A fun & insightful chat with my good friend Patrick Perini. We both have a background in tech and are now diving into the world of writing fiction books. In this convo, we touch on the power of improv, playfulness, trusting your process and much more.
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