The Importance of a Writing Community
At this time I was in front of a medieval mill in France where people from all over the countryside would come back in the day. They would come with their flour to ground and would meet many different people. This was a place of community. As I was looking at this amazing place and listening to the flowing water I thought about the importance of community.
In this digital age we have so few places where we really feel community–where we feel like we can be ourselves, where we can talk to people who are like-minded, who will support us, and will be an active supportive part of our lives. I’m really grateful for Write to Publish–which is the kind of a community I was just describing. In this group you can see people posting about each other, being supportive, and celebrating each other’s wins no matter big or small.
It’s a beautiful community. But even larger than that is the Writing Gym, where people are working together, writing together, really getting a feel not only for what each writer is writing but for how to give quality feedback that’s based on neuroscience. All of these are so that all of the writers can grow. I’ve watched these people go from being co-writers (people writing together) to really being family. I’ve seen them go to each other’s weddings, fly across the country to see each other, send each other their published books–that’s an amazing, powerful community and I’m just I’m really grateful to be a part of it.
I’m for all of the people in Write to Publish and for the support that they give to each other and even more grateful for the people over in the Writing Gym whether they’re in the VIP Program, the Publishing Mastermind, or Novel Selling U, where they are working to market and sell their novels.
What an amazing, amazing community. I am so grateful for everyone and the support that they give to one another.