Archive for category The Writer’s Community

It Takes a Village

In 1996, Hillary Clinton published It Takes a Village, a book that asserts that it takes a community to raise quality (i.e. smart, well-adjusted, achieving, etc.) children.  When you think about your own writing, it helps to think of your work as children, little beings who need a community of support to turn out well.  […]

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Finding Your Community of Writers

People in the arts, in general, are drawn to each other. We’re odd. We see the world from a different perspective. We’re observers. We’re sponges. And we need each other. But what is this sense of community and how do you find it? The Writer’s Social Life One aspect of community is simply being around […]

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Community Not Competition

By Jennie Jarvis Once upon a time, I was convinced that I had all the answers. I knew everything that I needed to know about getting my work out there for the world to see. Those other writer/directors out there were my competition, and they just needed to get out of my way. All I […]

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