Every week on Monday Sanctuary we always talk about ways to relax from writing by getting away from writing, but this past weekend I realized something. We don’t have to get away from writing to refresh our muse. Sometimes we just need like minded people to remind us why we spend so many hours shedding blood and tears over our characters.
This weekend I attended my RWA chapter’s Super Saturday where I spent 6 hours with a group of paranormal writers learning craft, sharing stories, even learning a few new tricks.
It was great, but it wasn’t just because I was learning new things, it was the companionship of being with like-minded people.
We’re always told that writing is a solitary adventure, but it doesn’t have to be. Not all of it anyway. While no one else can write or us, other writers can help us strengthen our writing, help us see faults when we think it’s perfect and commiserate with us when things aren’t going well. Whether it be a rejection or a scene that just won’t work.
I highly suggest joining some kind of writing group either online or in-person, because the benefits are extraordinary.