The benefits of teamwork cannot be overstated

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I know what you’re thinking: “But writing’s essentially a lonely business, isn’t it?” Well, what if I told you it doesn’t have to be? Better yet, what if I told you it shouldn’t be?

I used to believe writers were inherently lonely creatures, and to be honest, I liked that idea. I felt comfortable as a non-native English speaker writing from a cobwebbed corner of the world, speaking my mind and never worrying about anyone else’s opinion on my words.

The problem was, I wasn’t very pleased with my work, nor did I enjoy the writing process as much as I thought I should. For me, it was reduced to writing, editing, submitting, crossing my fingers, and getting subpar results at best. I did experience my share of moderate initial success, but more often than not, my pieces were duly ignored, quickly forgotten, or downright rejected. …


Joe Donan

Husband • Father • Educator • Writer • Artisan • Pizza chomper

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store