Posts Tagged ‘writing conferences’

A Circle of Friends

My best piece of advice in writing is “don’t go it alone.” The stereotype is that writers struggle in a lonely garret, poor and misunderstood. OK, writing is a solitary endeavor. But it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Once you meet other writers you’ll find a group of amazing, intelligent, compassionate and intense people who will form an irreplaceable circle of friends.

Writers Conferences

One place to start building your circle is at a writers conference.  In Western Washington, that might be Pacific Northwest Writers Association summer conference. It’s how I got my start–not only with the nuts and bolts of writing, but with becoming part of a writing community. In Eastern Washington your best bet is Write on the River (the Columbia, you know) on May 15-16 in Wenatchee. Read More…