Are we getting less creative?

And another fantastic essay on the future of fiction.

"Beauty is a state of mind not a state of body,” written in chalk on the sidewalk.

Happy Friday! Here are the 5 things I'm sharing this week:


  1. The 30 second habit to listen better, and ask better questions, by Robyn Scott
  2. Research suggests we’re all getting less creative (but there’s a way to improve it).
  3. The Future of Fiction. I’ve shared Elle Griffin's writing before. I love everything she says, but I would consider other subscription services like Ghost, as well as the continued desire by readers for physical books.
  4. I'm always looking for alternatives to Goodreads. Basmo seems interesting.
  5. Two things from Seth Godin today. His recent podcast on The Rule of Three has meaning for storytellers, and his recent blog post Progress is a Trade resonated with me.

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