Episode 145: #DethroneThePhone

...in which Jess and KJ talk with computer science professor, and author, Cal Newport on the concept of digital minimalism and the benefits it can have on the writing process.

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This episode of #AmWriting sponsored by Author Accelerator, the book coaching program that helps you get your work DONE. Visit https://www.authoraccelerator.com/amwriting for details, special offers and Jennie Nash's 2-tier outline template (the one KJ swears by).


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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport

How to be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out), Cal Newport

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less, Cal Newport

How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students, Cal Newport

Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude, Raymond M. Kethledge, Michael S. Erwin, Jim Collins

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, Stephanie Land, Barbara Ehrenreich


Team Human, Douglas Rushkoff

What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw, Leah Stewart

Overnight Sensation, Sarina Bowen

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