A fellow writing friend of mine posted on a guest blog about the value of writing groups. This post is a shout out to everyone in a writing group, is a critique partner, or a beta reader.
My writing partners and beta readers are near and dear to my heart. And while that may sound trite, it’s also true. Without them I wouldn’t be the writer I am today or the writer I’ll be someday. I’ve trusted them with crazy ideas, drafts rougher than a cat’s tongue, and polished manuscripts that I just need one more read on.
But my gratitude doesn’t end there. These people have been there when I needed help writing synopses and queries. They’ve been there to share news of ups and downs. And, along the way, they’ve become more than my writing circle. They’ve become valued friends.
Some say that writing is a solitary way of life. The hours spent hammering out your manuscript might be you and you alone, but if you’ve got the right group, then don’t believe you’re truly alone. Not even for a minute.
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