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When it comes to writing, the only limitation is our imagination. As long as we’re dreaming big and writing from the heart, nothing can stop us. At least, in theory. As it turns out, no-holds-barred writing is terrifying. Without rules, how are we supposed to know if our stories are any good?
By surrounding ourselves with research, mentors, books, and a community of peers, storytelling patterns and writerly behaviors become easier to understand. But, just as the similarities lend comfort, comparison can make us feel bad for not working, or thinking, or scheduling the same as “everybody else”. Today, I’m coming clean and confessing a few of the things I don’t do even though I’m a writer.Continue reading “Bad Writer Confessions”
At first glance, the book world might seem simple: a group of people who like to read. Upon closer inspection, however, there are so many communities, clubs, sites, and sources out there to choose from. If you’re new to the scene and want to find likeminded readers, it can be challenging to find your niche.
It can feel impossible to weed through your options, but don’t let the variety intimidate you! These seemingly never-ending choices will actually make it easier to narrow it down, see the content you want on your feed, and maybe make some friends.
I’ve broken down some of the types of people you’ll see in bookish places of the internet into basic categories to help you find exactly what you crave.Continue reading “Readers, Writers, Bloggers, and Other Bookish People”