Series: Coworking Write Club: Help for sharing coworking stories

How Do I Get Started Writing? – “Inspiration Is For Suckers”

How Do I Get Started Writing? – “Inspiration Is For Suckers”
Coworking Write Club: Help for shar...

 
 
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Welcome to episode 7 of Write Club! 

To help us this week we have a new co-host Ann Marie, longtime friend and fellow troublemaker of the Ouishare Universe.

In this episode, we dive into how to get unstuck with your writing and keep going. The bad news is you need to get yourself going and in this episode, the Write Club crew give you some rock solid tips to one of our most popular questions from you, ‘how do I get started writing?’

“Inspiration is for suckers” – a lot of people mistake motivation for the initial inspiration because they just don’t know where to start.

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODE

– How do I prioritise writing in the midst of competing deadlines & “emergencies”?
– I need to make people laugh. How do I do that?
– How do I get started writing?

TOOLS + PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 

How do I get started writing? RSVP for Weekly Write Club London Meet Up Here 

The Storyteller’s Secret: How TED Speakers and Inspirational Leaders Turn Their Passion into Performance
Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker
Sir Ken Robinson TED talk Do schools kill creativity?
The Moth – True Stories Told Live
Marcus Sheridan – They Ask You Answer
750 Words – A great place to get started writing. Every day!

Freelance Foundations
P2P Foundation Website
The Studio in London
Cowork Niagara

CONNECT WITH YOUR WRITE CLUB HOSTS

Trevor Twining
Ann Marie Utratel
Bernie J Mitchell

One More Thing

At the beginning of the show, we introduce Ann Marie, early in 2017 she worked on the ‘Commons Transition and P2P a Primer‘ you can find out more here and watch the video intro.

How Do I Get Started Writing? – “Inspiration Is For Suckers”

Workflow and the Hero’s Journey

We have strong opinions. We have opinions about writing tools and productivity. We also have opinions about music, coworking and the relationship between the two.

In this week’s episode of the Ouishare Write Club, Trevor, Cat and Bernie talk about creating and running regular write clubs in coworking spaces, boosting productivity with the Pomodoro method, formatting posts to make them more reader-friendly, and not over-thinking your writing.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODE

  1. How do I organize my workflow when writing a technical paper?
  2. How do you know where a story is going? Do you map it out ahead of time or make it up as you go along?
  3. How do you simplify text and avoid over-explaining?

TOOLS + PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Freelance Foundations
Coworking and the Birth of Rock and Roll
Cowork Niagara
Pomodoro Time Management Technique
Hero’s Journey

CONNECT WITH YOUR WRITE CLUB HOSTS

Trevor Twining
Cat Johnson
Bernie J Mitchell

Workflow and the Hero’s Journey

Writing One Million Words

Could you write one million words?

You could if you make a commitment to writing every day.

In this episode of Ouishare Write Club, Trevor, Cat and Bernie talk about creating habits around writing, cultivating story ideas and performing tasks regularly to strengthen your skills.

We also dig into our favorite tools and strategies for capturing content ideas, organizing your todos and just getting started writing.

TOOLS AND PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
750 Words
Sonia Simone and Pamela Wilson from Copyblogger
Coworking Out Loud Podcast with Cat Johnson
Freelance Foundations Podcast with Trevor Twining
Trello
Zenkit
Wunderlist
Getting Things Done

CONNECT WITH YOUR WRITE CLUB HOSTS
Trevor Twining
Cat Johnson
Bernie J Mitchell

Where are you, coworkers? Finding your coworking audience

In this episode, our heroes attempt to articulate who they’re writing all this coworking content for. They explore focusing in on a single, prototypical person using personas. Throughout, they share stories and learn the value of focus in each other’s examples, finally discovering the secret of making content that matters.

We hope this episode helps you sharpen your focus on your audience. Because we’ve all seen how when that happens, your content really does the heavy lifting for identifying and connecting your tribe.

Show Notes

Here are some links to things we mention:

Where are you, coworkers? Finding your coworking audience

Episode 1: Where to start? Writing your first awesome coworking post

Writing about coworking spaces can be tough if you’re new to it.

But Coworking is like any other topic, and if you approach it with a few of these principles in mind, you’ll be writing great stories in no time!

Episode 1: Where to start? Writing your first awesome coworking post