I’ve been taking my writing seriously for a few years now, and I feel like if I were to meet with many of the writers whose blog I follow, or who I’ve met on WANATribe, (Which I’ll talk about shortly), they would be some of the best friends I could have.
Many of us writers have a certain way of thinking, and have gone through many similar experiences that I think allows us to connect in an amazing way. We’re willing to help each other, to give feedback, even to buy each other’s books just for support.
In a way, it’s like soldiers sharing a battlefield together. You go through enough experiences like that, you connect and grow closer. Just as if a soldier lost a friend in combat, I can’t tell you how upset I’d be if one of my fellow writers/bloggers gave up on writing. And you know damn well that I would do everything to convince them to get back into it. Even if they just need a short break.
I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Author Kristen Lamb is developing a wonderful website known as WANATribe. She’ll actually be guest-blogging about it in the future. However, this is a brilliant website where writers, artists, dancers, and every other art form can get together and connect with each other. They can share ideas, and use other’s art forms to influence their own work. It’s a truly fantastic idea, and it is growing quite rapidly. So, please, do go check it out and register. I actually run the Science-Fiction/Fantasy/Steampunk Tribe there.
It’s quite easy to see that writers, and even other artists are some of the most supportive and helpful communities out there. Who else would sacrifice their own time where they could be writing toward their own hopeful fame, to help out another writer? I certainly don’t mind taking a break to help a fellow writer.
In closing, I’d like to thank all the writers and artists out there who work so hard to not only make themselves great, but to make their fellow artists great.