Louie Massa

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The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Time Management

How to Get a Novel Published | The Art of Manliness

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual novel-writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all …

Rilke on Writing and What It Takes to Be an Artist

“Go into yourself and test the deeps in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create.”<p>Even more complex and nuanced than the question of how to be a good writer, which has elicited answers from some of humanity’s most beloved authors, is …

Literature

37 Side Hustle Ideas | The Art of Manliness

This month, Tyler Tervooren did a great two-part series for us on some of the basic principles of starting a successful side hustle.<p>Today, I want to …

In Northwest Colombia, Whales, Waves and a Dancing Bird

Fifteen minutes west of Medellín, we flew into a dense bank of clouds. When the clouds broke briefly, the deep green jungle appeared, extending miles in all directions, laced with brown rivers and the occasional riverside village. This is the wild, wet and mostly roadless Chocó region of northwest …

Paris Review - William S. Burroughs, The Art of Fiction No. 36

Interviewed by Conrad Knickerbocker<p>Issue 35, Fall 1965<p>Firecrackers and whistles sounded the advent of the New Year of 1965 in St. Louis. Stripteasers ran from the bars in Gaslight Square to dance in the street when midnight came. Burroughs, who had watched television alone that night, was asleep in …

Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Paris Review - Jack Kerouac, The Art of Fiction No. 41

Interviewed by Ted Berrigan<p>Issue 43, Summer 1968<p>Jack Kerouac, ca. 1956. Photograph by Tom Palumbo<p>The Kerouacs have no telephone. Ted Berrigan had contacted Kerouac some months earlier and had persuaded him to do the interview. When he felt the time had come for their meeting to take place, he …

This infographic breaks down how you can avoid feeling terrible on your next flight

FLYING IS A REALLY GREAT WAY to make your body feel like crap. Between the discomfort, the jet lag, the terrible airport food, and the sleep …

Jet Lag

Billy Collins Reads His Homage to Aristotle

A wonderful ode to how the great Greek philosopher shaped the paradigm of storytelling.<p>Long, long before Kurt Vonnegut diagramed the shapes of stories and Joseph Campbell outlined the eleven stages of the hero’s journey, Aristotle formulated for the first time the notion that a story must have a …

How to make your travel writing less terrible

THE BEAUTY OF THE INTERNET is that anyone can be a travel writer. A few clicks of a button and you’ve got a travel blog which you can immediately …

Three Central American Trips That Won’t Break The Bank - Minimal cost, maximum stoke, using LAX as your flight hub

<i>With the effects of El Niño still lingering, we may see northwest swells keep receptive spots alive into spring. Once south swells start rolling</i> …

Central America

If only Hunter S. Thompson could have lived to take on this election

An African root that makes you hallucinate and leads to almost incapacitating, emotional outbursts. Is there a better way to explain Donald John Trump? Don’t take my word. Read this detailed report from a legendary journalist on the campaign trail: “It is entirely conceivable — given the known …

Location Redacted - Mikala Jones is a man of many secrets, most of which are perfect waves

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Freedom of Information

11 moments you’ll always remember from your first cross-country road trip

1. When you crossed over that first state line<p>You’d been on the road for half a day, maybe longer. You were still enjoying your Spotify playlists and …

Paris Review - Hunter S. Thompson, The Art of Journalism No. 1

Interviewed by Douglas Brinkley and Terry McDonell<p>Issue 156, Fall 2000<p>In an October 1957 letter to a friend who had recommended he read Ayn Rand’s <i>The Fountainhead</i>, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, “Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of …

The Long Way to Lagundri Bay

I was deep in West Java when I walked into a little <i>warung</i> that had no power or running water. A man stood behind the counter, cigarette dangling from …

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikal Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Photography

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Best Longreads of 2015

With 2015 nearly in the rearview, we decided to compile a list the five longform features that resonated most with our editorial staff this year. …

Aquatic Sports

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Luxury Travel

Don’t Let Fear Rob You Of Fun

Brian Connely, Mainland Mexico. Photo: Corey Wilson<p><b>Ever since relocating from Santa Cruz to San Diego, road trips down the dusty track to Baja have</b> …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

List of 50 Inspirational Travel Quotes

Author: Tajirul Haque<p>Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so …

The 10 Best Writing Tips I’ve Learned

The 10 Best Writing Tips I’ve Learned<br>As practically all authors will tell you, writing isn’t easy, and yet I firmly believe that over time it can …

Writing

How to Camp (Almost) Anywhere and Not Get Busted

It’s one of the most stressful questions of the adventure cyclist: “Where the hell I am going to sleep tonight?”<p>Well, I believe that it is every …

SI Vault: The mystery behind why Kelly Slater still loves the sport of surfing

<i>This story originally appeared in the May 4, 2009, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>A beach is a place where a man can feel<p>…

Five Trips That Changed My Life

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Traveling has its challenges—canceled flights, lost passports, maxed-out credit cards, security scares, you name it. But more often than not, at the end of the day, the thrill of becoming acquainted with a new place—and the people who call it home—outweighs the risks of …

12 Tips For Achieving Massive Success In Your Life & Business

One of the greatest drives of all human beings is the drive to <b>succeed</b> – the drive to improve, to make progress. It is by making progress that we feel …

My Writing Education: A Time Line

<b>February 1986</b><p>Tobias Wolff calls my parents’ house in Amarillo, Texas, leaves a message: I’ve been admitted to the Syracuse Creative Writing Program. I call back, holding <i>Back in the World</i> in my hands. For what seems, in chagrined memory, like eighteen hours, I tell him all of my ideas about Art and …

Syracuse University