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The Habit Podcast, Episode 25: Ron Block

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews banjo player and “amateur theologian” Ron Block.

Ron Block is a banjo player and a long-time member of Alison Kraus’s band, Union Station. He is also an amateur theologian, a George MacDonald aficionado, and the star of O Brother, Where Art Thou? (he’s the banjo player in this scene).

In this episode, Jonathan Rogers and Ron Block discuss the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, the “try-harder cycle,” and how to turn that negative cycle into a positive cycle that liberates our creativity rather than suffocating it.

Writers who make Ron want to write:

  1. C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

  2. George MacDonald

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