As writers, we have the tendency to be very recluse when it comes to our craft.
We tend not to share our work with others out of fear that they’ll think it’s stupid or that our unique experiences aren’t valuable enough to be shared.
Or, to the contrary, there’s the temptation to think too highly of our own work and that our own work is so innovative and remarkable that the tiny little minds of others couldn’t possibly grasp its sheer genius.
So, rather than getting out and associating, vibing, exchanging ideas, and collaborating with other writers, we isolate ourselves in our creative experience, when, in fact, we NEED to interact with other writers in order to get better.
It is the other writers whom we can confide in and relate to about the struggles of the creative process, because they, themselves, have, more than likely, experienced those same struggles. It is the other writers who share different techniques and more effective ways of composition with us, in order for us to become more skilled at our craft. It is the other writers who encourage us to keep going with a project when our heads are saturated with self-doubt.
Being around other like-talented individuals is necessary for you to reach your full potential in your craft.
Please feel free to listen in to this month’s W.R.T. Meeting (8/5/17) as Allison Fowler share our own experiences with not having a writing family and how it was detrimental to us as writers, and the benefits we obtained from finally finding a support group.
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THIS AUDIO WAS RECORDED AT A “WORDSMITHS & READERS OF TARRANT” MEETING, A LOCAL WRITING GROUP THAT I LEAD.