Editor’s Note: Talking shop with writers is one of my favorite things. On Wednesdays, in this space, I’ll post a short conversation with a writer whose work I admire. Leading off the bench is Jeff Goins, a Nashville-based writer. Jeff Goins
personifies what it means to live the “Portfolio Life
,” his oft-used phrase. He’s a blogger, writer, podcaster and speaker, wrangles his own WordPress theme and teaches the online writing course, Tribe Writers
. Goins’ latest book, The Art of Work
, debuted yesterday as a No. 1 Amazon Bestseller. In this inaugural edition of Writerly Wednesday, Goins talks about finding your calling in a new world of work, how Serial influenced his writing and who he thinks would win in a game of Scrabble: Ernest Hemingway or Malcolm Gladwell.