On motivation by proximity to people who are better than you

*as demonstrated by this super-high-quality-photo-in-the-bar-we-went-to-every-night

I feel I should start by prefacing this by saying that RWW brought with it a huge sense of community, which in writing is soooooo important. Writing is a pretty personal and essentially lonely process. But, good writing? It takes other people. Other minds. Someone that sees what you’re trying to do, catches your references, challenges your ideas, praises you when you deserve it, and all that good stuff. Read More