Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path – I’ve heard two interviews with Elizabeth Gilbert recently and been extremely impressed with her in both. Here, she talks with Tim Ferris about a range of subjects. She talks about how to say no. Don’t make excuses, don’t apologize, just decline.
Also, she describes her index card method of compiling research for her novels and nonfiction. She writes one fact down on each card, and organizes them in boxes by topic. It sounds similar to a system called “zettelkasten” which has been much discussed in productivity circles recently. She credits her system to Mr. Kisco, one of her teachers in middle school.