Kevin and John discuss finding community as a creator, or “finding your tribe” as it’s often referred to. Stressing the value of finding people who do creative work similar to the work you do.
Everyone benefits from being able to bounce ideas off other creators, both in your own discipline and in other disciplines. The guys talk about how both online and face-to-face interactions can really help develop your craft, find connections, and generally feel you are part of a community.
Kevin introduces two books by Natalie Goldberg that were invaluable to him when he was getting started as a writer: Writing Down the Bones, and Wild Mind. He found both books very helpful in getting started and feeling less self-conscious about writing and sharing his work.
John brought up Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. Oblique Strategies are a set of physical or virtual cards with prompts for creatives to think a little differently when stuck for ideas.
Available as Physical Cards and as an app for both iOS and Android.