How Do I Become a Professional Writer and Author?

How Do I Become a Professional Writer and Author?

A Note from Matt at the Escape School: This guest essay is brought to you by one of my good friends Stephen Markley. As a professional author, Markley’s one of those rare guys who’s stubbornly stuck with his artistic ambitions, practically since birth....
Taking the Lean Approach to Making Art

Taking the Lean Approach to Making Art

Escape member Rob Hallifax originally studied engineering and spent several years working for a large multinational corporation. Since then he’s founded and worked for tech start-ups and is currently getting in touch with his artistic side. Mostly, he just likes...
Escape to Umbria – in review

Escape to Umbria – in review

“It fundamentally shifted my point of view on how I view my future.” In May, ten courageous and curious escapees joined Ben Keene and the tribe in Umbria for a weekend of escapology. Below is some of what happened. PS. We’ll be doing it all again in...
What If I’m Making Too Much Money to Quit?

What If I’m Making Too Much Money to Quit?

Five years ago, when I first started considering leaving my job to devote more time to writing and teaching and exploring and living, I was making a really decent salary. In fact, it had been increasing substantially just about every year. (Thanks, old boss!) Yet...
Our Team Manifesto

Our Team Manifesto

20 things we believe… 1. We believe that the best way to get results is if you give good people exciting problems and a licence to solve them creatively, on their own terms. 2. We believe happy people do the best work. We want Esc to be a really fun and rewarding...