After years of international reporting – mostly narrative – on my own, I’ve moved to an experimental startup, The Correspondent. There, selected subscribers help sharpen my focus even while I’m drafting stories, share with me the many ways my topic intersects their diverse lives, and constantly show me my cultural blindspots. They also support me when I’m on to something bold but right! With all this listening, my columns are coming out fresher and more pertinent. I’ll discuss how these insights from the feedback processes we are working out at The Correspondent can work for you, too, even if you write for more traditional outlets.