Why Writers Help Writers

If Only My Fingers Would Move That Fast.

Writers tend to stick together. I think it’s got something to do with the craft we’ve chosen to pursue. For the most part, it tends to be a rather solitary business, and to a lot of people it looks easy.

“After all,” they say, “all you have to do is write down words.”

Sure. Don’t I wish it was that simple?

Any writer worth his salt (pardon the cliché, but at the moment I’m working on two different novels … plus, it’s the holiday season … who has time to be overly creative?) …

Most of those writers certainly know that good writing (ah, there’s the disclaimer I was looking for … good writing) doesn’t just happen. It takes extraordinary effort.

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
   ~ Jack Kerouac

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
   ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work.”
   ~ Stephen King

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A friend of mine, Evans Bissonette (above), a fellow writer, mentioned a couple of writing groups he attends in the area that are looking for a few new members and, since they provide that writerly help I’m talking about, I told him I’d put his flyer in my next blog.

I’m not normally a fan of critique groups, but I appreciate the idea of writers helping other writers so much that I might be intrigued enough to attend a couple of these sessions myself … because I’m certain I can use the help … not just because Evans is such a nice guy.

Here’s his flyer:

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The email link above, which doesn’t work in the jpeg image of his flyer, is typefont@gmail.com. If you’re interested in either group (or both), be sure to contact them before the end of January.


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8 Responses to “Why Writers Help Writers”

  1. kbeezyisviral Says:

    Thank you for sharing. Helping other writers produce quality work is imperative. Ladies Prism is coming soon to romance the world. Scotian Breeze is the movement. Treasure Words, Collect Figures is the company. History in the making; stay tuned.

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  2. Ron Brissette Says:

    I used to work with Evans! You’ll have to ask him if he remembers me.

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. Mary Hackstock Says:

    Nice post. Like the idea of camaraderie among writers, really, among all creative people. It’s a comfort zone when you share your ideas and feelings with people that enjoy and like what you find interesting. Love

    Sent from my iSlate


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