Looking Back At The Year That Was
A collection of things I’m proud of from an otherwise horrible year, plus a look at what’s to come
Seventeen days in 2020, my wife and I were in a car accident. So, you can say this year was a dumpster fire from the get-go. While the incident did land me in the hospital, the year wasn’t a total waste. I mean, I did unexpectedly appear in the Pete Souza documentary, The Way I See It.
While I wrote several unique stories in 2020, a few stand out. I shared my choice for growth over fear with P.S. I Love You and some friendly advice from Ferris Bueller. For The Startup, I reviewed the new M1 Mac mini. In The Writing Cooperative, I doubled-down on investing in yourself, unlocking creativity, and winning the day.
This year I published 37 new Write Now interviews. These include a Marvel writer (Charles Soule), a PEN/Open Book Award Winner (Faith Adiele), a mother-daughter duo (Lan Cao and Margaret Van Cao), and a YA author and literary agent (Eric Smith).
In addition to what was published this year, several exciting interviews are already lined up for 2021. Get ready for features from the highly requested Zulie Rane and the creator of morning pages, Julia Cameron!
Expanding The Writing Cooperative
2020 was a good year for The Writing Cooperative. In January, we launched a Facebook Group that now has over 2,000 members. June saw the launch of This Week In Writing, our first attempt at a podcast that included 20 episodes in the first season. We also added a weekly newsletter by the same name providing support and encouragement right to people’s inbox.
Out of all the things we added to The Writing Cooperative this year, I’m most proud of converting my Medium primer, So, You’re New To Medium…, into an eBook course.
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As we prepare to start a new year (and, technically, a new decade), I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Wash your hands. Wear a mask.