Creativity

Is fear limiting your writing?

Is fear limiting your writing?

The Writing Cooperative’s community has thousands of members. We encourage new people to introduce themselves upon joining. I often see an introduction explain the person writes, but doesn’t publish. The most common reason: fear. Hitting the publish button is scary. Opening ourselves up to criticism, ridicule, and rejection is not an easy thing to do….

Sometimes You Have to Stop

Sometimes You Have to Stop

The sun has gone down. The dog is hungry. So are you, but you don’t notice. You’ve lost all concept of time because you’re completely focused on what you’re doing. Just one more paragraph, you tell yourself. Another ten minutes. Does this sound familiar? When we’re “in the zone”, it’s hard to focus on anything…

Ask yourself three questions daily to become a better storyteller.

Ask yourself three questions daily to become a better storyteller.

Repeating something twenty-one times develops a new habit. Want to teach a child to brush their teeth before bed every night? Help them remember on twenty-one consecutive nights and a habit will form. At the beginning of this new year, make a resolution to create a daily writing habit that will also develop your storytelling…

What We Can Learn About Writing From Tinker Hatfield

What We Can Learn About Writing From Tinker Hatfield

Abstract is a documentary series that features creatives in various fields. The second episode focuses on Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s VP of Design and Special Projects. Tinker has worked at Nike for years and created fifteen to twenty versions of the Jordan line and brought the Back to the Future shoes to life. What does designing…

How Not to Reach 25,000 Followers and Make Money on Medium

How Not to Reach 25,000 Followers and Make Money on Medium

A few days ago a story popped into my feed explaining how to make $500 writing on Medium. Cynicism forced me to see what kind of “advice” was being invented. The sum total was: Follow everyone and hope they follow you back Pay for the author’s Medium course to know the rest Exactly as I…