I am blessed to belong a writers’ group – filled with professional and emerging writers, most of whom have […]
I am blessed to belong a writers’ group – filled with professional and emerging writers, most of whom have been published in some form, and others who are making their way to it, steadily.
Each month we meet to give feedback on each other’s work, and it is always insightful, helpful and pushes each of us to stretch our own abilities. On top of that, it is always hilarious – we all seem to have the most irreverent sense of humour and varied mix of professions, ages and experiences only adds to it.
I always walk away with a new understanding of my own work, but also with a new appreciation for what is possible with words – and for how the different genres we write in influence each other.
And, it is experience that allows each of us to contribute, to challenge, to share and to possibly provide a piece of advice that turns a drab line into something that pings. This makes me see that writing is about experience, and experience comes from simply doing it – writing, writing, and writing some more.
In this vein, I wanted to share two articles that offer great advice on writing. The one offers writing tips, while the other talks about how to write authentically in a world filled with industry demands, peer reviews and the need for acclaim.
I hope you find these useful and inspiring. Happy writing in 2013! May the words find you.
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