Rule of Fifty

A collection of 26 posts

Choosing Authors

via Oxford Academic. I rediscovered this while reviewing liked posts over at Tumblr. Seems to validate the Rule of Fifty and is certainly a good thought to hold the day after I drafted

Wider Context for Rule of Fifty

Via Poets and Writers, Chris Brogan raises the stakes for the Rule of Fifty— “Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If

How long to stick with a book?

Lifehacker cites the post Austin Kleon cited when he got me started on the Rule of Fifty. The comments at Nancy Pearl's blog offer some interesting thoughts and variations: the severe "my

Finish Everything?

Over at The Atlantic, Juliet Lapidos says she finishes every novel she starts to read and takes on The Rule of Fifty “The most common defense of book-dropping I hear is that because