this week on my story adventure I felt way out of sorts and really bad
that I have had little to no time to devote to my story.  Annie and I
brainstormed and came up with an exploratory solution.  What I do with
clients is to build a collaborative group around their books; usually
the client is the expert, I am the storytelling guide and then I bring
in a writer.  In the case of my story I have been acting as both the
expert and the writer, while Annie has taken on the role of
storytelling guide. But I simply do not have the time to be the writer
on this journey of mine.

There are pros and cons to bringing in a third party.  Cons are that
I have to admit that I need help, that I cannot do it myself.  I’ll
also have to share credit in the creation of the work. Pros are that I
will be able to make more dynamic progress by asking for help, and I’ll
also be able to add the rich talents of a writer to the mix.  The final
product will be a blend of all of our essences and if I choose the
right person, our final product should be pretty darned brilliant.
Right now, the pros are outweighing the cons!

I’m excited to explore this direction.  I have selected the writer I
am trying out and he’s working the material now and plans to deliver a
draft on Wednesday for me to review and then share with Annie.  I think
we’ll know immediately what this might look like if we bring him aboard
more fully. Stay tuned!


About the author

Corey Michael Blake's latest adventure is publishing the first series of SmarterComics -- a revolutionary new way of business books for busy professionals on-the-go. Titles by best-selling authors Larry Winget, Chris Anderson, Tom Hopkins, Dr


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