Write Now with Kristin Harmel

Write Now with Kristin Harmel

I am a huge believer in the power of community. It’s a large part of why Jessica Jungton and I pour time into The Writing Cooperative. Today’s Write Now features bestselling author Kristin Harmel who, along with four friends, started a writing community of their own. Accountability. Creativity. Community. It’s what all authors need. Enjoy…

Let it soak. ??

I was waiting for a washing machine delivery earlier this week. While waiting (and after I read the product manual online) I sent out a question to The Writing Cooperative Facebook group. I asked, “How do you clean up your writing?” The answers were a mixture of editing tools and techniques. Though, one person got…

This Just In: Social Authenticity

This Just In: Social Authenticity

Did the coronavirus force us into an authentic form of social media? Five years ago, Essena O’Neill, an Australian teenager, earned $2,000 per post on Instagram. More than 600,000 followers looked at O’Neill for advice and inspiration. Then she abruptly quit social media. Deleting over 2,000 pictures, O’Neill said social media was “contrived perfection made to…

Last Day Of Quarantine

Last Day Of Quarantine

A few things I’ve learned while working from home Yesterday was my final day of quarantine. Today I begin a new job helping nonprofit companies launch and grow. I’m moving back into an office environment and leaving the work from home life behind. (Don’t worry, I’ll continue to manage The Writing Cooperative on nights and weekends.)…

The Art of Procrastination: What We Can Learn About Writing From How I Met Your Mother

The Art of Procrastination: What We Can Learn About Writing From How I Met Your Mother

In season four of How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby quits his architecture job to start his own firm. Robin continually chastises Ted for doing everything but calling clients and working on projects. Throughout the episode, Ted finds many ways to avoid work. He chooses the official pens for use by his solo firm…

Get Off The Internet

Get Off The Internet

“Card games, now that’s a good way to pass the time.” An older woman observes my group of fifteen high school students huddled in circles playing games. We’ve just spent a week in the Dominican Republic and are enjoying a layover in the Miami airport before our final flight home. Throughout the week, card games…