Interview #36: Becoming one of the Pros with Steve Stormeon

October 20, 2016

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Welcome back, Wannabe and Creators. Today on the show we have SteveStormeon, creator of the Pros and co-founder of Giles Corey Press.

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Here’s his bio straight from his website at www.stevestormoen.com.

It might sound ridiculous in a world holding seven billion humans on it, but I do still believe that we all change the world. We can’t help but change the world; we change it just by showing up.

The trick, I think, is to make sure your change is something you can be proud of. I’m trying.

And here is the bio for his publishing company, Giles Corey Press, straight from www.moreweight.net.

Giles Corey Press is a purveyor of fine fiction for the anarchist community. We create, print, and distribute works that in the mode of the best storytellers pass on history, feed our imagination, and create new myths while deconstructing the old. Our theory of change is that fiction is a collective practice — an exchange of stories, visions, and dreams — that builds community through conversation and empathy.

We are three friends hailing from a small town surrounded by a military base on three sides and a prison on the fourth, with a Walmart in the middle. We are each pursuing our Thing while trying to make it straddle the precarity of late capitalism and our spiritual belief in anarchism.

If you can’t guess, Steve is a political activist who has worked with non-profits most of his adult life. Even though we tried to avoid it, our political proclivities came out a couple of times. With the election so close and Steve being the kind of person that he is, we just couldn’t help ourselves, but we always tried to keep it short.

Otherwise, Steve talked a lot about creating SMART goals, how passion influences everything he does, the importance of having a plan, and knowing what you want to say before you create something. I love that Steve creates work with a purpose because that’s what we try to do at Wannabe Press. One of our important tenets is “entertainment with a point”, and that’s also something that Steve takes to heart.

Additionally, I love that he called his book a “ball of weird”, which is something that I’m going to use from now on.

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