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Ten Reasons to Cultivate Relationships with Other Writers

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  1. Other writers understand when you make a mad dash for paper and pen in the middle of a day out.
  2. Other writers understand when you mourn a recently deceased character.
  3. Other writers understand that having voices in your head is normal and does not indicate mental illness.
  4. Other writers make great beta readers (and sometimes primary).
  5. Other writers are not bothered when you mentally check out during a conversation to “listen” to a story idea.
  6. Other writers know the process and the work, which helps when your family or spouse doesn’t “get it.”
  7. Other writers are a great source for writing prompts, scene ideas, and plots (we all generate more than we can use ourselves).
  8. Other writers celebrate with you when a character goes off script and the story gets interesting.
  9. Other writers don’t think you’re crazy when you start a sentence with “I can’t believe my MC is arguing with me over…”
  10. Other writers confirm and support and validate your identity as a writer.
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