How to find your writing community
Writing is lonely. For many of us introverts, spending the day by ourselves, sitting at a computer, maybe not even taking a shower, is . . . awesome! Am I right? I love being by myself. I’m high-fiving myself right now. I’m the coolest person in my home office. The funniest too.
But occasionally, even I want to get out of my shell – to peek my head out and see what’s on the other side of my computer. And sometimes, I need more support than my dog. I mean, he’s great. When I’m sad, he’s sad too, or he just wants to go out for a walk. You never know. That’s why it’s important to build your writing community.
I could cite a bunch of studies about introverts, community, support, and loneliness. But I don’t want to. Instead, I’m just going to slap you and tell you that you need writer friends for support, encouragement, face-slapping, and direction.
Find Your Writing Community
Click over to the Main Street Writers Movement to read more of my essay about high-fiving and making new friends: http://www.forestavenuepress.com/main-street-kate-ristau-on-building-writer-relationships/.
And take the pledge! Laura is leading a quiet revolution of kindness in publishing. She’s creating space for discussion, questions, and community in a competitive landscape. High five her when you see her, and share the movement with your friends! Now, more than ever, our writing community matters. See you on Main Street!