Make a Connection with Another Writer & Get Inspired
Well some of the boys here at AlienSkin have recently had fun meeting and greeting each other. I’m referring to the link-up of our beloved Dr. Dume, Kevin Hillman, and Sgt. Shelsky, Rob Shelsky.
Rob and his dad were vacationing in the U K. While they were there, they arranged to meet up with Kevin for a round of pub hopping and story swapping. Reading their subsequent blog posts about their meeting reminded me of how much fun it is to sit around with another writer, or with a bunch of writers, and just talk shop.
There’s nothing we writers love more than to gab on about our writing. Be it our latest short story endeavor, our novel-in-progress, our current bout of writer’s block, our recent publication or most recent, stinging rejection ~ oh wait, scratch that, none of us like to talk about rejections ~ we do like to talk shop. After all, we are storytellers. We fill blank pages with words, speaking our minds and our heart’s desire, why should we be afraid of sharing our thoughts with a receptive audience of our own kind?
I find getting together with other writers inspiring. The ideas and topics we toss about challenges me to go home and write ~ not right away of course. One always enjoys good company ~ but, when the visit is done, home to my PC I run.
Local writers groups are good for this sort of camaraderie, if you can find one near your hometown. Now they are prevalent online, amass online actually. You can find writers on: Twitter.com, MySpace.com, Yahoo Groups,Critters.org, Facebook.com, and a plethora of other sites,Chat Rooms and Market-Hosted Bulletin Boards.
But, BE WARNED, such sites can be addicting. They can cause you to ignore your WRITING!
And as a writer, your number one goal should be to WRITE!