Mar 6, 2018

Cheryl Strayed's Wild Creativity

Author Cheryl Strayed's advice on getting started—you don't have to start at the beginning. (Photo: Aaron Hewitt/Condé Nast/Getty)
Cheryl Strayed

In her 2012 memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed delivered a fresh take on outdoor writing—a redemption story set on the Pacific Crest Trail. The book spent seven weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List and reminded people everywhere that a grueling journey through the wilderness can help us overcome almost anything. At last year’s SXSW conference, Tim Ferriss sat down with Strayed for an episode of the Tim Ferriss Show to ask her about her creative process and philosophy. Ferriss has a knack for getting people to share their most effective habits, and this conversation didn’t disappoint. We’ve been eager to share it with our audience, and this week we have our chance. You can also read a shortened text excerpt of the interview .

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