Hello, all my beautiful creatives, and thank you for joining me for the very first episode of Write On In!
My name is Andrew J. Stillman, and I’ll be your host along this writing journey of ours.
Whether you are an aspiring writer, a pro, or someone who’s just curious about the way writer’s tick, you have come to the “write” spot.
Today, I’m going to give you a bit of a rundown about what to expect here on this show, as well as what it means to be a creative.
I’d love it if you subscribed to the blog or the YouTube channel to keep up with what’s going on here. I have a lot planned in the upcoming months, and this is the first of many planned topics.
I’ll also be around on Tuesdays, if it’s easier to remember it that way.
Apart from that, Let’s Get Write On In!
Like people, writers come in all shapes and sizes
Whether you’re a novelist, a freelancer, or anything in between, we are going to discuss it all throughout these blogs and YouTube videos.
As of this filming, I’m (something of) an aspiring novelist myself. I’ve got eight manuscripts I’m juggling, and one day I’ll figure out what to do with them.
I’ll include you with my experiences as I query out agents and such for the first time, but I still want to share bits and pieces that I’ve learned along my journey.
I did self publish a book back in 2014, but if I’m honest, it was a rushed attempt and it’s not something I’m proud of.
Just the truth, but it was a lesson either way.
It’s still available on Kindle, if you want, but please don’t drop the thousand someone’s charging for the paperback.
My novel writing journey has come a long way since that self publication, but I’ve also found some success in the freelance writing world. That — specifically with travel, which seems to have a lot of people’s interest based on my trailer — will also be amongst the topics I’ll discuss throughout this series.
Travel especially is just a tad difficult with covid these days.
We’ll cover everything you need to know about the world of writing, but you can always feel free to leave comments or questions about specific topics you’d like to see covered.
But as for the topic of the day:
What it Means to Be a “Creative”
Next week’s topic is more tailored toward the difference between being an amateur and being a professional, but today we’re going to talk about the actual definition of being a creative person.
If this is something of a new feeling for you, this creativity you’re discovering, I encourage you to embrace it.
Especially if it’s a recent discovery because of this pandemic.
According to the dictionary, “creative” essentially means forming an original thought through the production of your imagination.
Basically, you just take something and make something cool with it.
It doesn’t have to be stressful, so stay calm.
Today, focus on whatever creativity you feel inside of you.
Whether you write music, stories, articles, choreography, or perhaps you draw or paint…
Whatever you do…
Just go forth and create.
Let your imagination run free.
And then be sure to join me next week to talk about the differences between being an amateur and a professional.
That’s all for today’s introduction of Write On In, my wonderful creatives!
If you haven’t already, please like, comment, subscribe, share, or do all of the above.
And if there is something in particular you would like for me to discuss, please let me know in the comments.
See you next week!