Percolating Dreams – Part Two

I made 100 business cards two score and seven days ago that read:
Fresh Green Writing / Freelance Writing and Editing
with my name and cellular phone and email laced along the bottom. I spent the thirty dollars on the little stack because I have it in my mind to start using my enjoyment of words in some constructive way. So I decided I’d start my own little business doing odd-editing jobs or writing fresh copy for businesses or non-profit companies.
I haven’t yet officially started, though there are some dreams percolating.

For one thing, I don’t think I just want to do this alone. I want to start a company that will be a small circus of creativity. We would do lots and lots of different things, but they’d all focus on helping others communicate with greater clarity.

I want to help collect a network of writers and artists who will work on projects together, in some wild dialogic way. (I think that the extensive monologues in our lives are all boring us fairly well, thank you.) We might not need to be centralized at one location. (But if we have to, there will be good espresso and excellent food.) We could likely be highly networked through the internetting.

We could do all sorts of things to make the written and spoken word more intelligible. We could help edit term papers and books and pamphlets. We could help churches in simple conflict resolution. We could help companies better communicate their ideas in their mailings and newsletters and even make their boring manuals readable and interesting. We could do workshops at schools helping tired teachers stir the creativity of their bored students. We could tutor international students in using English effectively. Who knows what else?

We will have to be expert communicators, dripping with creativity, and willing to adapt. We could become innovators for creative communication in English, the same way 3M has become innovators in solving problems with new technologies.

I don’t know, I am just announcing dreams. But it will be fun, if it happens.

(Image by Monettenriquez)

10 Responses to “Percolating Dreams – Part Two”
  1. a girl who collects shells says:

    I would like to help.
    There is a company called Seagate that makes [what else?] hard drives &other technological devices. but here`s the thing: their instructions are fun to read!
    I like that.

  2. Jenelle says:

    A, I would (very much) like you to help.

  3. Melissa says:

    I think your idea is fantastic nellers.

    I’m not sure I’m dripping with “communicative creativity” like you, but I’d love to help too, if you need it. 🙂 (I have a few drops here and there)

    I know someone here who did the same thing, only with art, animation, and design. They started as 4 and now they are 14 strong. They are here: We should talk on the phone soon. I miss you anyway. 🙂

  4. Beth says:

    I’m in for the East Coast! When do we start? 😉

  5. Joy says:

    you just got me a little excited there, nelly! did you by chance read the post i wrote about my big dreams the other day? one of my roommates asked exactly what it was that my big dreams were, and what i described sounded quite similar to what you just described. oh please tell me i could help, too. i promise to start capitalizing better, HA! and if i need to hop the next plane to cali, well then i’m there 🙂

  6. olivia says:

    i’m in….

  7. Jenelle says:

    Melissa, I’ll have to check out for your friend’s company. I like that you’re into the wild idea. Bless you!

  8. Jenelle says:

    Beth, I’m putting a pin on your area of the East. I’m certainly glad you’re up for it!

  9. Jenelle says:

    Joy, the beauty of it all is that I seemed to have missed that post. I like that we’re thinking along the same lines. Feel free to forget your capitals, whenever you like. Just have excessive parenthesis, please. (And, thank you.)

  10. Jenelle says:

    Olivia, here’s the welcome mat.

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