Since leaving my post at an international news agency six years ago, I’ve really enjoyed the freedom and flexibility my freelance lifestyle has given me, but I’ve also discovered that it’s important to recreate some of the positive elements of the environment I left behind.
I’ve rented a studio space with fellow creatives, I try to bounce ideas off other writers wherever possible and I check in regularly with a friend to share ideas and set deadlines around work. This helps with accountability.
Collective Genius was a great reminder to me that the creative process works best when it’s shared with others. Authors Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback use the example of elite design partnership Pentagram to illustrate how creativity thrives in a multidisciplinary environment.
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