As for Drive, Gladwell writes,
2. What books would you recommend as background or supplementary reading?
4. If you had a book club, what book would you choose to read?
For the answers to the first four questions, you'll have to check out the interview, but for question five, Pink's response follows:
1. Show up. Get to work even when you don’t feel like writing—especially when you don’t feel like writing.
3. Don’t do anything else until you’ve written five hundred words.
5. Once you’ve produced a semi-credible draft of a section or chapter, have someone read it to you aloud. Hearing your words will make you rethink—and sometimes regret—them.
6. Remember that writing, though solitary, is also social. You’re making a promise to readers. Honor that promise.
7. These rules work for me. Your mileage may vary.
I'll be honest, I struggle with a lot of these...I completely agree with 4, it works for me every time. I totally agree with 1, 2, 3 and 5 but rarely follow them (big problem!). I really like 6 and will definitely strive to keep it in mind (which might help with 1, 2, 3 and 5).
What do you think? Does Pink's writing habits match yours? Which ones work for you and which ones do you struggle with the most?