Social Writing

A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to talk with others about writing more. So I started talking to friends I knew also liked to write. After a little while, I started a low key online initiative, which enabled me to exchange ideas and support more easily. This blog is, in a way, an extension of that ambition.

Then last year someone explained to me what a ‘write-in’ was. I though it was a marvelous idea, and started writing together with others in the same space. While these hours of writing at the same table as friends that write are not always my most productive, they do tend to be very fulfilling, in a way that writing by myself rarely is. The group experience, and the ease with which I can talk about story aspects I’m struggling with, make me feel like I am doing something right. And I always leave feeling a little wiser then I was before.

The last couple of weeks, I have been writing a lot, even though I have been blogging less. I’ve also been writing with friends frequently and it made me realize something. One of the things I’d like to do next year, is a bigger story project with a couple of friends. I’ll be approaching some of them soon.

Do you like to write with others? Write as a social experience? Or do you prefer to write by yourself, inside your own little world?

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