Bloomberg columnist Levine: Panic is my motivator
Neal Freyman of Morning Brew spoke with Bloomberg Opinion columnist Matt Levine about his career.
Here is an excerpt:
Give us a sense of your writing setup. Two monitors? Coffee? Music?
I mostly write from home, on a Mac desktop with one big monitor. Sometimes I go to the office, where I have a PC with two monitors and I get all the keystrokes wrong. I drink coffee. I subscribe to the Flow State newsletter and sometimes I put on their sort of ambient-ish music to write.
But mostly I have no repeatable process, I just wake up and panic until there’s a newsletter. I have been doing it long enough that the panic feels less overwhelming; I figure I have a good track record of producing a newsletter every day, so the odds that today’s the day it stops working are low. But I do text my friends most days saying “help I have nothing to write about” or “help I have forgotten how to write” or “help—today’s the day it stops working.”
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