Encouraging Words: Do You Have the Write Stuff?

In 1925, Langston Hughes, an aspiring writer working as a busboy at a hotel, discovered that a poet he admired (Vachel Lindsey) was staying there as a guest. Hughes shyly slipped Lindsey some of his own poetry, which Lindsey later praised enthusiastically at a public reading. Lindsey’s encouragement resulted in Hughes receiving a university scholarship, furthering him on his way to his own successful writing career. A little encouragement can go a long way.

We’re always looking for more writers –both experienced AND aspiring wishing to hone their craft. Our global community loves to receive actionable inspiration for a better life and a better world. All things considered, we simply publish “good stuff”. Stuff that’s timeless. Maybe it’s a poem. Maybe it’s a story. Maybe it’s fact. Maybe it’s fiction. Maybe it’s a poem. Maybe it’s just 50 words or maybe it’s 2,000 words. Maybe it’s about life. Maybe it’s about culture. Maybe it’s about business. Maybe it’s just something you were inspired to scribble on the back of a napkin this morning. To us, it’s all good stuff worth sharing again and again. So when in doubt, just send it over. But first, learn a little more ABOUT US.

Bring Your Unique Voice & Passion

We share a wide range of topics on our award-winning Site – virtually across the entire life, culture, and business spectrum destined to satisfy the interest of our amazing global community. Take a moment to stroll through all of the topical channels presented across the Main Menu at the top of every page on our Site. You can add value to our existing collection of inspired writing by bringing your own unique voice and views, infused with your passion and personality.

You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting… It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.

–Gertrude Stein

We encourage all of our Contributors to “write from your heart”, based on personal experience and/or professional expertise, and to please “write as if you’re talking to a friend”. The more down-to-earth the better. People love to feel like they’re reading something written by a real person, with real experience in life, and a genuine heart.

If you’re ready to share your wisdom of experience, we’re ready to share it with our massive global audience – by giving you the opportunity to become a published Contributor on our award-winning Site with (your own byline). And who knows? – it may be your first step in discovering your “hidden Hemmingway”.

Next Steps?

Simply visit our Contributor FAQ for the rest of “our Story” and then —if you’d like to explore the possibilities further, connect with me directly on LinkedIn and send us a few writing samples (brand new or previously published/links) via [email protected] (Subject: New  Writer Submission) and we’ll take it from there!

Dennis Pitocco
Dennis Pitoccohttps://www.bizcatalyst360.com/
DENNIS is Founder & CEO & Reimaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —an award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, including HopeFest 360° and BucketFest 360° and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Everything Dennis does is carried out "for-good" vs. "for-profit", reflecting his belief that it’s time for a renaissance of pure, unbridled wonder. Time to renew in both our hearts and in our souls more joy, more kindness, more compassion, more understanding, and that magical sense of truly belonging to something greater than the status quo. And time to bring the spirit of “humanity at its very best” back to the forefront. More about his "backstory" HERE. Dennis is also a contributing author to the Best-Selling Book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.


  1. One day many years ago a man named Dennis Pitocco asked me to write a story for his group. He opened up a wellspring of stories that have never stopped. He opened the door to possibilities and changed my life and awakened my stories. Thank you, my dear friend.