A career in writing sounds like an introvert’s dream, doesn’t it?
Spending long hours on your laptop, racking up word counts for clients around the world, enjoying the optionally-anonymous role of a ghostwriter or copywriter…
To some extent, it’s true that you can build a career in solitude. Of course, you can also go big league and get your byline all over the biggest media outlets. It’s up to you. But even if you’ve blissfully traded in you 9-5 life for the sweet solitude of writing, it pays to connect with other writers.
The chance to talk shop, share ideas, exchange feedback, and make connections with those experiencing similar challenges can evoke feelings of motivation and validation.
By connecting with other writers, you can encounter new ideas, discover fresh approaches to problems, and get some much-needed accountability.
Also, I probably don’t have to tell you this, but being a writer isn’t easy! Sometimes it really sucks, and it helps to know you’re not the only one enduring the ups and downs of this career path.
Thankfully, it’s easier than it has ever to find writer friends, thanks to the internet. Here are some of my favorite ways to find ’em.