Mojo Monday: #38Write & “How Might We”

It’s Mojo Monday, and as always, I’ve got a little something-something to lift your creative spirits, buoy you up, help you get your mojo on, and nudge (or better yet, catapult) you into writerhead.

Yesterday I read a blog post over at the Harvard Business Review about how the most successful companies wrestle creative challenges by leading off discussions with “How might we….”


(fly to the moon, build more affordable housing, grow a better tasting tomato, train better math teachers, reduce water usage in washing machines, invent a machine that records dreams, train dogs not to grab plates of hamburgers from counters, create more green space in giant cities, etc.)


It struck a chord.


Because HOW MIGHT WE is exactly why I launched the #38Write writing adventure workshop series. Because each day I ask myself the following questions and look forward to helping writers who ask them, too.

  • How might we tell the story of culture and our place in it?
  • How might we share the communities and cultures in which we live, no matter where we live?
  • How might we take a more honest look at our own preconceived notions, prejudices, and biases?
  • How might we be braver as storytellers?
  • How might we feel more empathy to people who are different from us?
  • How might we get what is in our heads and hearts onto the page?
  • How might we write kick-ass stories and novels and essays that keep people thinking about them long after they’ve closed the book/turned off the e-reader?
  • How might we do all this in our own gorgeous, unique voices? And how might we access those voices?

There are two ways you can get involved with #38Write:

  • Register here for September’s #38Write (theme = “Square Peg, Round Hole?”), which will take place on September 29–30. This will guarantee you a spot in the workshop.
  • Enter the contest to win a scholarship to September’s #38Write. Click here for more info on how to win!