New Blog Series, but I Need YOUR Help

Do you remember the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Taylor Swift was accepting her award and Kanye went on stage and stole the mic from her and ranted about Beyonce’s video being the best of all time?

I’m going to play the part of Taylor Swift, except I’m not accepting any awards, and the stage is, well, my own stage, my blog. But I’m also going to play Kanye. And I’m going to take away the mic from myself and point the attention away from my award winning music video, away from my dashing good looks, away from my poise and charm and multi-platinum selling albums and focus it on writing and creativity. Somewhere Beyonce is shaking her head saying, Oh Ross.

Writing and Creativity

I’ve asked 13 incredibly talented Creatives to share with us what gives them the courage to create.

I’m not asking them to share so I don’t have to do all the work on my own blog. It’s more than that…

Creating is a daunting task. But it’s also full of joy and meaning and mystery.

How do Creatives make the first move, write the first word, fling the first brush stroke, peel back the first layer of clay?

What inspires them, what moves them, what drives them?

These are questions I wrestle with every day. Beginning anew with a blank page or a fresh idea, battling fatigue and weariness and distractions and discouragement and lack of motivation.

I want to know how other Creatives create and about the forces that drive them.

The series will begin in June and continue through August. It’s intended to be a conversation, a meditation, and an inspiration.

But in order for it to be all that, I need YOU!!!

Yes, you wonderful reader. I need you to continue the conversation. My blog here is just the start, but not the end. You have almost a month to work on it, but I’d like you to write a blog post that answers this question: “What gives you courage to create? What’s your doubt? How do you find your first word?”

OK so it’s three questions.

When you write your own blog post that somehow speaks to those questions SEND ME THE LINK and I will share the link with our awesome blogosphere community (but don’t post it until June).

We’re going to spark a new conversation about beginnings.

I’ll have more news about the blog series and these 13 Creatives on Monday, so stay tuned, and get to writing (but keep it secret until June).

18 thoughts on “New Blog Series, but I Need YOUR Help

  1. Excellent – look forward to reading it. (I still don’t feel quite creative enough to participate, it’s more like dredging the depths for that teeny little bread-crumb of courage to create – a crumb that is at risk of disintegrating anytime in the daily mud).

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