On the 52nd episode of Write Effing Now, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, it’s collaboration time, baby! There’s a beauty in collaboration, and we all win together. Read on to learn all about this superpower.

To collaborate effectively means unlocking doors to experiencing the benefits of others’ minds. In publishing, you want people on a team to share the giant job of creating a book. It’s almost unfair to put that on anyone else. 


Here are three more reasons why collaboration is the bomb diggity (yes, I know I am dating myself saying that!).

  1. Collaboration makes you trust. You can’t truly do it if you don’t know how. And if trusting makes you uncomfortable, then make sure you keep listening because we are diving into that, as well.
  2. You gotta get right with a healthy ego if you engage in collaboration! A healthy ego is poised to take the best care of you while lifting other people up. I’m a big fan of being there for each other and believe it’s one of the reasons we are all here on Earth.
  3. Two brains are better than one. Whoever said that was right. Nuff said.


There’s no need to feel threatened when you are called to collaborate. This is a great time to get in touch with your strengths and what you like to do, and others’ strengths and what they like to do. Collaboration also takes pressure off you to feel like you have to be the heavy. You don’t! Just play it light and share the responsibilities of the team with people who truly want to help you–like the smashing team at Bookmark Publishing House.


Got questions or ready to work on your book? Reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance here → GBYPodcast.com.


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Don’t let intimidation stop you from becoming an author or pouring your heart out. 


Storytelling is life. 


 That’s it for this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!


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