Just me…and Y’all.
It’s just me…and All Y’all.
The chance to express myself and tell others about my life has prompted me to think a lot in the last week about the ‘community’ writers share.
The camaraderie there is priceless, not to mention free access to our words and stories. I’ve learned so much, and what I’ve learned is much more valuable and meaningful because it comes from friendships. Not just ‘virtual’ friendships. That’s the magic and beauty of places like Poetic Bloomings, 12×12, Writer’s Retreat, and critique groups.
Social media affords us the connection, but I think writer’s groups are different that most social media groups. In our groups, as writers, we are constantly striving to let ourselves out, to expose our imaginations, ideas, and dreams to one another–through our writing.
People on ordinary social media may comment, but we connect.
They may like, but we listen.
They may friend, but we relate.
We do it all around the passion that drives our community.
We know that to write is “to live outside of ourselves,” and that is wonderfully satisfying.
For both the writer…and the reader.
And the friend.
I hope you have writing communities of your own, in which you can learn, grow, and live.