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Be Strategic: Commune, Critique,Discuss with Other Writers

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I don't know how many times I've heard "Writing is a solitary action." Whoever made that statement mis-spoke. The act of putting the ideas down on paper or keying them into a computer or phone is a physical act a writer does alone.  It is the only time a writer takes his or her collective ideas, experiences, and sensory inputs create sentences, ideas, and sometimes characters.  Writing is a culmination of multiple external and internal inputs.

One of the most important inputs is discussion with other writers. Now don't start giving me an examples of writers who never left their homes. If you can't leave the house, you have this wonderful tool you are using at this moment to read my blog. There a legitimate Writers' Communities on Gmail, FaceBook, Goodreads,  theProse.com,  Use your search engine to work for you and be discriminating.


Writers need other writers to talk the talk. If you can't attend your local writers' organization meetings, join i…