On several mornings of April 2019, I hit the play button on my Audible app and backed out of my driveway. What was I listening to? The Art of Nonfiction by Ayn Rand.

Based on a series of her lectures, this book covers the key structural and thematic aspects of a good article. As I turned onto the Stone Mountain highway, a nugget of her wisdom hit my ears. As I passed an exit, I learned about how to separate the creative and editing steps.

As I walked into office that week, fresh from listening to this book, my mind was conditioned to be articulate and to the point. A perfect start to my day.