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Working Creatives, I Want to Hear Your Story

I’m writing a new book! I’m in the research phase right now, gathering stories from the working creatives from all walks of life, and I want to hear yours.

Working Creatives, I want to hear your story

If you’re a working creative (or are introducing me to someone who is), please fill out the interview below, using as much detail as you’d like. Stories are welcome, and I may follow up with you if I have more questions.

Thanks,
Jeff

About Jeff Goins

I write books and help writers get their work out into the world. I am the best-selling author of four books, including The Art of Work. Each week, I send out a newsletter with free tips on writing and creativity.

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  • Jeff! “The Art of Work” just came out last year and here you are, already working on the next best seller! Whatever creative elixir you’re putting in your coffee, I want some! Looking forward to the next Goins book!

    • Hah. Thanks, John. I’m lazy when I don’t have something to work on.

    • iftasham

      This is sadly negative. I’m not sure how you can judge a person’s motives and intentions so easily. State of Origin Live There are certainly lots of people who don’t find Jeff’s writing pablum at all. And I’d hate to think there’s a State of Origin Tickets million-word minimum! I’m afraid that bar is disproven daily. If you have anything positive to say, let us know!

  • Jeff, maybe you’ve already answered this somewhere…but how would YOU define “working creative”? I want to make sure I’m answering this in the same language, if you will.

    • Good question. It’s anyone who considers themselves a creative. You may or may not be in your preferred field. That’s fine. I just want to hear about the work you do and how your creativity affects that.

  • ricardo salesa

    Jeff! “The Art of Work” just came out last year and here you are, already working on the next best seller! wrestlemania 32 live

  • Jeff, how old is this post? I submitted my info – but am just wanting to make sure I am not spamming you from 2013 :) Thanks friend!

    • Corrie Ann Gray

      Nope, this is for his new book, that I’ve been trying to find out about for some time now. :) He’s good at keeping secrets.

  • John Draper

    Jeff, sorry to be harsh but it’s hard to take you seriously. You’re clearly more concerned with making money than advancing your craft. You’re not dedicated to writing. No one can call themselves a writer until they’ve written a million words. You haven’t done that, cleary. If you want to be a writer, make a difference, dont’ write pablum

    • Jacob Zoller

      This is sadly negative. I’m not sure how you can judge a person’s motives and intentions so easily. There are certainly lots of people who don’t find Jeff’s writing pablum at all. And I’d hate to think there’s a million-word minimum! I’m afraid that bar is disproven daily. If you have anything positive to say, let us know!

      • John Draper

        Jacob, you can’t discern somebody’s values through their actions? Of course you can. In fact, I’d argue a person’s actions are more telling than his words. Jeff can SAY whatever he wants to say

  • Truth be Told

    Jeff I really dig you and your work.

    I’ve been a journalist longer than I’d care to admit. My blog has been steadily growing. I plateaued at around 350k monthly views for a year or so but this past year I’ve been able to jumpstart band things… I’m at around 600-700k.

    I think I’ve got a good handle on blogging, building an audience, etc. But I’m not earnng more than a few hundred a month. I write a niche news blog about the Mafia. I’m thinking that that may be my problem. Bad market? Weak keywords?

    I’m unemployed, broke and deeply in debt. You helped me a lot. I believe you were similarly stuck in a crappy kind of situation and you made it…..

    Guess I am just trying to say thanks. If I ever have money again I’m going to buy your books and join the Tribe….

  • Eduardo

    Hi, interesting

  • Muhammad Luqman

    its really a big help for the beginners…cause in the beginning its difficult to know each n every thing…
    http://www.technoreti.com

  • Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos

    Jeff, I am currently reading your book ‘The Art of Work’.

    Although, I’m still in the beginning, I like the way you unfold your stories (e.g. the story of Ginny Phang). Your stories keep me engaged and you articulate well the reason that they meant to be written for. I am a new ‘writer’ trying to learn and practice the art of storytelling. In a future blog post, could you please suggest us ways of telling stories that are original and engaging? It would also help to share with us how you find material for your stories, and what are some of your sources so to speak. Thanks!

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  • Lynn Assimacopoulos

    My new book called “Separated Lives” is a true story about the adoption of a baby boy and years later a friend taking him on a fascinating but uncertain journey to search for his birth parents. It is available from Dorrance Publishing (in Pittsburgh, PA) http://www.DorranceBookstore.com, Barnes & Noble barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.
    Author: Lynn Assimacopoulos

  • Hi Jeff,

    Fun! I’m curious to hear more about your book. When I write I like to hide away in a coffee-shop, pull out a smooth-rolling pen, and start writing across the page. Often I am working from a list of starter-stories that I’ve compiled earlier. Hot coffee is a bonus treat.

    Jennifer Dougan
    http://www.jenniferdougan.com

  • Hey Jeff,

    Submitted a form for you! Excited to see what you’re working on next; I came across the Art of Work in a bookshop in Manchester the other day and was like, “I’ve spoken to that guy on Facebook before!” it was completely surreal, for a moment.

    Maybe I’m just a fanboy, haha.

    James

  • Thanks for this opportunity, Jeff! I filled out the form and can’t wait to hear updates about your new book!

  • serenamikel

    Thank you, Jeff for this opportunity to share my thoughts and this stimuli is ideal for brand-new ideas.
    Essay help

  • Laura Quilter

    What an awesome idea. Looking forward to hearing others stories!

  • Bryna Rene Haynes

    Thanks for the opportunity to contribute, Jeff!