on Helping Writers become Authors:
Some of the questions I am asked most frequently are, “How can I find a writing buddy? Where did you find your own critique partners? Help! I need beta readers!”
And, yes, as you may have noticed, that last isn’t a question so much as a desperate plea for help. I noticed too!
Need a Writing Buddy? You’re Not Alone!
Writing is a solitary life, which means it’s especially nice to send out a ping and hear a friendly echo in return. It reminds us we’re really all in this crazy adventure together.
Even more specifically, writers need the help of one another. None of us is able to edit our own work with complete objectivity. To take things to the next level, we need the critique and encouragement of other writers—people who know what they’re doing and who are as passionate about the same type of stories as we are.
And yet, it can be strangely difficult to actually connect with all of these similarly “single and looking” fellow writers out there.
That’s why I’m super excited about today’s post!