on Writers Helping Writers:
Writing may be a solo journey, but a writing community can make it a road trip.
Writing is a solitary pursuit. You set off, a lone writer on a story journey armed only with your creativity and imaginary friends. Unless you’re co-writing your book, you’re solely responsible for getting words on the page, which can be freeing.
However, there are many benefits to being a part of a group that supports you, challenges you to be better, and helps take your writing to the next level. And besides, a road trip with friends is always more fun.
Here are five reasons to expand your writing community to include more than just imaginary friends.