Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Importance of a LOVING Writing Community

Hi, sweet readers.

I've missed you guys SO MUCH. And I really have a kajillion blog posts started, and I'm hoping that I can finally ease back in to blogging a little more soon. Especially because my second writerversary  is coming up, and I want to recap. #EgoClub

But, BRIEFLY, the past couple weeks have reminded me of the importance of having a loving and supportive writing community. My sweet and brilliant friends Kelsey and Andrea wrote posts about that here (click here) and here (click here,) and you should read those.

A few months ago, my friend Darci and I vlogged about that very topic. And today, she interviewed me (along with copious Jeremy Renner gifs) on her Arizona writer's blog! So, if you're so inclined, go say "hi" to us over there, and then hang out with us for a few minutes here:

Do you  have a loving and supportive writing community? If  you do, tell me about it. If you don't, what's stopping you? 


  1. It took me so long to find a place in the online writer community. Even now I sometimes feel like the odd ball at the cool kids table who could be kicked out any moment.

    But seriously, writers are awesome. I've gained so many amazing friends and supporters. Getting involved has been so worth it.

  2. I love the love! I don't know what I'd do without this kind of support. I certainly wouldn't be writing anymore (or at least I wouldn't be writing in the hopes of publishing someday). It's great to have a group of people I can turn to who will understand exactly why I am upset about something, or will share the joy when I'm happy. I've tried talking to my non-writing family and friends about some of the things I've encountered in writing, querying, etc., but it's like I'm speaking a foreign language. They can sympathize about a rejection, but only fellow writers who've been through the same thing can really understand and help me grow from it.

  3. Thanks for your post on the importance of building a supportive writing community. I couldn't agree more. The art and practice of telling stories has always been a community endeavor and will always continue to be so. I wish you the best of luck with your future works.

    I am currently working on finishing my first novel, and I would love for you to follow my progress and other posts on my blog. The feedback and support from a fellow writer would be invaluable.

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