Why It's Important To Support Each Other

Just like buildings, people need support. We need others who prop us up and hold us together. Here’s how you and I can support each other.

Why It's Important To Support Each Other
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Everything in life needs a support system. Construction requires appropriately placed support columns throughout a building to ensure it remains standing.

A few years back, my company received a new building. For some reason, the design did not incorporate support columns into walls. They were visible throughout the building. My office had a column right in the middle of the room, about six inches off the exterior wall. Maybe it was supposed to be a metaphor that we were all part of the support team keeping the place open. Who knows?

Anyway, people need support, too. Over the last number of years managing The Writing Cooperative, I’ve witnessed so many writers trying to develop a career independently. Sure, you can write alone and rely on yourself, but why would you want to? I know from personal experience that my writing, mental well-being, and confidence improved after I built a team of writing supporters.

How I Can Support You

If you’re a writer looking for support, you’re in the right place. The next Writing Cooperative Community Coaching Cohort is now enrolling. I’ll support your writing journey and put you together with other writers who will do the same throughout our time together. We’ll discuss and set goals, break down the barriers to writing, and find ways to help you improve. This Cohort, the fourth and final one of 2021, runs from September 20 to October 18.

Looking for a 1:1 option? I offer individualized coaching based on your needs and goals. Are you looking for editing, feedback, goal setting, or accountability? I’ll support you through all of these steps. Learn more about my coaching packages or reply to this email and let me know how to assist you.

How You Can Support Me

By reading my writing, know that you’re already part of my team of supporters. I am grateful for the time you provide. If you’d like to take your support of my writing to the next level, there are two options (for now):

  • Upgrade your Subscription. For $5 a month, you can upgrade your newsletter experience. Becoming a member directly supports my writing. After processing fees, I receive about 95% of your monthly membership.
  • Join Medium using my affiliate link. For $5 a month (or $50 a year), you can join Medium and read the thousands of new articles published every day. With Medium’s new referral program, I receive 50% of your monthly membership fee for as long as you’re a member. Think of it as a way to directly support my writing and unlock access to other writers from around the world, too.

Of course, you can continue to support me and my writing without purchasing a membership. Reading my writing, responding, sharing, and clicking the feedback button shows your support. I’m grateful for every method of support you provide.

Another Option Of Support (Coming Soon)

There’s one more option to support my writing coming soon. And, as a bonus, it will help support your writing, too. I’m writing a book designed to support and encourage writers. Actually, I’ve already written about 95% of the book. It’s almost ready to head to the beta readers before going to the editors. I don’t have a release date yet, but it will be here by the end of the year if everything goes as planned.

I share this announcement to get you excited (hopefully) and invite your further support and encouragement as I wrap up this process. It’s completely uncharted territory for me, but I’m excited to bring this book to you. The book is the next step in my goal to support writers everywhere.

Look for more information about the book soon. Until then, keep writing, and please let me know how I can support you.

Justin Cox Justin Cox

Justin Cox is a donut-loving, word-writing, nonprofit consultant based in Orlando. He also runs The Writing Cooperative on Medium. Come say hello!