Writing is one of those things that can be a lone task. We’re in our heads creating plots and developing characters, figuring out how to paint pictures with words others can read, see, and feel. But does writing have to be an introverted undertaking? Of course not.
As mentioned in Lisa J. Jackson’s post about meeting other writers, there are a plethora of avenues online and local for writers to connect. This can be great for support and feedback as well as developing professional and social relationships. But is online more beneficial than off?
My interactions thus far have been online. WordPress, Goodreads, Scribophile, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association are a few of my go tos. Each filled with talented writers and authors who aren’t afraid to ask for or share help, which is absolutely wonderful. What I also glean is industry info so I can stay abreast, tips…
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2 thoughts on “#Writing and #Social Interaction: Why People Need People”
It takes time to develop true and pasting bonds with anyone. I have tried Meetups and not found a group that felt like home to me. Great post, Melanie.
Thank you so much! 🙂 I had lunch recently with a few writing colleagues and it was the same response. Finding a group that clicks is harder than one would imagine. But there’s still hope. We’ll find our writing home away from home someday.