April 17 – O – OFFER TO HELP ANOTHER WRITER
In keeping with the A-Z theme that’s running around the blogosphere right now, today’s post begin with the letter O, which in this case stands offer to help another writer.
Writing can be a lonely endeavor, especially in the beginning when we’re doing it all by ourselves. I remember when I found my first writing buddy, who used to come over on Friday nights. We’d exchange what we’d written and comment and then write some more. When I started blogging, I found other writing friends, and one of them became my first and very awesome critique partner. We started exchanging our work and oh boy, I can’t tell you how helpful her comments were. And not just the good comments. The bad ones helped, too, helped me see where things weren’t working. I am eternally grateful to her for taking the time to reach out to me and for her friendship. I’m a better writer because of her and because of her I’ve reached out to others to offer my help. Heck, that’s why Unicorn Bell is here! Because a few us got together and said, hey, let’s create a place where we can offer lots of helpful stuff to other writers.
Have you reached out to another writer? Had one reach out to you? How has it impacted your writing?