When I’ve pictured writing, I’ve pictured a solitary occupation and for me my writing has been solitary. For a start, no one knew I was writing to begin with and I’ve had to write outside work hours so it’s just been me and the keyboard for company.
Taking an interest in what writers do to help me on my publishing journey, I’ve discovered that for many it isn’t always a solitary occupation. Many writers have critique partners to help them improve their manuscript or are part of writing groups where they write together i.e. in the same coffee shop side-by-side. They may or may not read each other’s work but they spend time in other writer’s company for inspiration and motivation. There are even retreats writers attend to band together for support.
I think I might need to step outside my room soon and see if I can be more involved with other writers, maybe find myself a critique partner that can help me polish up my next manuscript and build up a support group because I think I really need one 🙂
Do you write alone or with others?