Nancy: The 7 C’s of Entrepreneurial Writers

Fun fact: Swarthmore College's campus is also the Scott Arboretum. Every tree and flower has a plaque with its Latin name on it.

Fun fact: Swarthmore College’s campus is also the Scott Arboretum. Every tree and flower has a plaque with its Latin name on it.

Like all the ladies here at 8LW, and probably most of our followers, I wear many hats in the course of a month, week, sometimes even day. While I’d like to be a hardcore ‘pen monkey’, as Chuck Wendig calls writers, a lot more of the time, there are times when I have to put on my Responsible Adult/Woman in Industry/Small Business Owner hat. (It seems even my hats wear hats!)

This past week was light on writing and heavy on day-job business for me. As proof, I even spent Saturday at an entrepreneur’s conference at Swarthmore College, alma mater of both my husband and my daughter. The college prides itself on having a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and social consciousness, so even this business-centric conference was slanted toward what entrepreneurs in the dog-eat-dog business world could do to make the world a better place. That got me thinking about us writers, out here in the cold cruel world, and what we, in our own small way, can do to make the world a more diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious place. Continue reading