Turtle sticking head out

Turtle sticking his head out to see the world.

When I think of a writer, I usually think of a person, alone, hunched over their laptop or notebook. Maybe stretched out under a cabana by the pool. (Aww, dreams.)

We laugh about what introverts most writers must be spending their days locked away just so they can play with words.

And I’ve learned that there is a lot of alone time when you write. You have to get your words and thoughts down on paper or a blank screen, then organize them before you should let anyone, and I mean anyone, look at them. Somebody once said that a great writer is also a great rewriter. (Okay, I’m sorry. I can’t keep up with all the quotes. Even my own.)

But the more I write, the more I learn that it isn’t all a one-person show. And the more you develop in your writing and growing a readership, the more eyes and brains you need to get involved.

Over on The Write Conversation last week, I wrote about the importance of becoming a part of a writers’ group, whether it is to have someone critique your stuff or to learn more about the craft and business of writing. Or even to find a mentor to help develop your plans.

You can read my post here. And if you nave any comments, I would love to see them in the comments section below.

Than you for reading.