“Coping with Creativity is the funny, sad, uplifting, depressing, and so awkwardly perfect thing that I need in my life.”

Hi. I’m Jesse, and this is me, coping with creativity.

I like to do what I call “reflecting in the open.” This means that I will over-analyze everything about my personal and professional relationships, and tediously pick apart everything about my subconsciousness to the point that I am no longer human and instead an intricate series of logic if-then statements.

I hope that by picking myself apart I can help you and me put ourselves together—whatever that means.

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What kind of person this is for.

  • Do you feel a primal drive to create something from nothing—to add art and social artifacts to this thing we call existence?

  • Do you feel that creating is your existential throughline, your purpose in life, your drive that keeps you going?

  • Do you feel that there are other creators out there who are going through the same inner and external struggles as you—or are you convinced that you are alone?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then I think you’ll find value in Coping with Creativity.

What you can expect from me.

Here are some examples of what I write and how I unpack myself:

Questions you may have.

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Subscribing helps fund my writing, plain and simple.

The price of business is $5/month or $50/year. The annual subscription is a little cheaper in the long run. If you want to support me but don’t have room in your budget, reach out to me and let me know at billing+creativity@substack.com.

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  • I’ll be keeping track of you. That’s right! I’ll be reaching out to you personally to get an idea of who you are, what you are creating, and what you are struggling with. I hope that’s alright; you can always opt out and just read instead.

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  • You can send in questions and comments. Only subscribers can send me questions or comments that you’d like me to include in future posts.

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How do I submit questions or comments?

If you’re a subscriber, send an email to me at jesse@lawsonry.com, and mention the email you are subscribed with (or just send me your question from the email address you are subscribed with).

There is no automation here. I do everything by hand—including replying to you personally.

I’m a subscriber but I don’t want you to talk to me!

Any time someone subscribes to Coping with Creativity, I’ll reach out to get to know them. If the thought of me reaching out to you personally makes you want to throw up a little bit in your mouth, please feel free to just ignore my initial email to you. (I promise I wont be mad).