When I first started writing, I soaked in everything established writers could tell me. Even after all these years I still love hearing other writers talk about their creative struggles. It’s amazing how often we all suffer from the same afflictions. Yet, each of us deals with the hardships of writing differently, which is not such a bad thing. When I hit a writing wall it’s nice to know there’s lots of ways I might be able to get around it.
For example I no longer doubt my writing credibility because every book I start comes with a fear of being unable to finish. I met a New York Best Times selling author who feels the same, and he’s written over twenty-five books. He gave great tips on how to overcome. Tips I still use to this day to spit in the eye of fear and keep writing.
We writers might be a bunch of loners for the most part, but it’s good to crawl out from our creative caverns and network with other writers every once and a while. Sometimes nothing is more empowering than solidarity.