Writing can be a lonely art form. We sit with our computers or empty notebook and wait for inspiration to hit us. We become affixed to our need to create. To leave something tangible, meaningful, and valuable behind when we depart this life.
But we don’t have to go close ourselves off in order to be a successful and fulfilled writer. We are part of a community of artists. Joining with others who understand our struggles, celebrate our victories, and tell us the truth even when we don’t want to hear it.
I speak from experience when I say that joining a writers’ group, going to a writers’ conference, or being part of a discussion forum are options that can help reinforce your love for writing.
Below are just some of the local Writer’s Community groups/conference I know of.
- Philadelphia Writers’ Conference
- Backspace Writer’s Conference
- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
- Lower Bucks Creative Writers (writers’ group)
Hopefully there are plenty of writing community options near you. If not, start your own!