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“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
– Toni Morrison

If you want to write, start writing. Since March 5, 2008, I’ve tried to follow a practice of writing 1,000 words a day. The practice hasn’t always been 100% consistent, but overall it’s helped more than anything else in building a powerful habit and eventually establishing a career.


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Born For This

Win the career lottery and find the work you were born to do. My new book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Born For This is now out! Join me on the road in your choice of 30+ cities!

Order now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or an independent bookstore.


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The Happiness of Pursuit

When I set out to visit every country in the world, I never imagined that the greatest lessons would come from the community I found online and throughout the planet.

The Happiness of Pursuit debuted on September 9, 2014. I went out on the road to 40+ cities (more to come at some point!) to meet readers and talk about quests.

Order the new paperback version now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or an independent bookstore.


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The $100 Startup

In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.

Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This book will start you on your way.

The $100 Startup quickly became a bestseller and, more importantly, helped thousands of readers create freedom by making something valuable for others.

Buy it on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or support an independent bookstore.


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The Art of Non-Conformity

You don’t have to live your life the way others expect. You can do good things for yourself and for other people at the same time… here’s how.

My debut book was based on the original ideas from this blog. For the AONC book, I traveled to 63 cities in North America (every state and every province) to meet readers. It was eventually translated into more than 20 languages.

Buy it on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or support an independent bookstore.

Manifestos

“I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.” ―Libba Bray

  • A Brief Guide to World Domination

    My original manifesto on how to take over the world while helping others at the same time.
    Read it here for free

  • 279 Days to Overnight Success

    The sequel to World Domination, on how to create a full-time career as a writer in less than one year.
    Read it here for free

  • The Tower

    What if life were like a video game? What truly matters?
    Read it here for free

My three manifestos were designed by Reese Spykerman, who also designed the original AONC site.

Tips on Writing & Publishing

As I’ve been writing 1,000 words a day, I’ve also spent more than four years annoying my publishers with questions and requests. I try to share whatever I’ve learned with other authors and writers.

These Posts May Also Be Helpful

How to Write 300,000 Words a Year
How to Write a Book
The DIY Book Tour
Writing and Speaking for Introverts
Good Writing Tips

Check out the AONC archives to learn more.

Nice Things People Said

I’m grateful for the support of readers and other authors. Some of them like the books and have said nice things.

“Chris Guillebeau is the Indiana Jones of career experts.”
– GRETCHEN RUBIN

“If you’re not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again!”– DANIEL H. PINK

“You are in charge of which ideas deserve your time, and this book can help you wake up every morning eager to progress to the next step.”– TONY HSIEH

“The conventional world order has blown up, much to the relief of students, cubicle dwellers, artists, and activists who knew there was a better way.”
– PAMELA SLIM

“Everything Chris Guillebeau does is in earnest. The ideas inside this book will lead you to a better place.”– CHRIS BROGAN

“The money you have is enough. Chris makes it crystal clear: there are no excuses left. START. Start now, not later. Hurry.”– SETH GODIN