A career in writing sounds like an introvert’s dream, doesn’t it?
Spending long, exhausting (yet oh-so-rewarding) hours on your laptop, racking up word counts for clients around the world, enjoying the optionally-anonymous role of an independent ghostwriter or copywriter…
To some extent it’s true that you can effortlessly ease into solitude as you build your career. Of course, you can also go big league and get your byline all over the biggest media outlets! It really depends on your end goal.
But even if you’ve blissfully traded in the stuffy, over-your-shoulder corporate vibes of being a 9-5 writer for that sweet sense of solitude as you plow through milestones toward a successful career, it still pays to connect with other writers.
The chance to talk shop, share ideas, exchange feedback, and make connections with those experiencing similar challenges and victories can conjure a whole lot of motivation and validation.
By connecting with other writers, you might encounter new ideas you never would have stumbled upon if you’d just been sitting in your head, grinding your gears all day. And I probably don’t have to tell you this, but being a writer isn’t easy! Sometimes it really sucks, and it helps to add another perspective to the mix when you’re having tough days at the keyboard.
Thankfully, not only is it beneficial, but it’s literally easier than it has ever been in the history of writing, thanks to this zany thing called the internet.
I’ve put together 7 of my favorite ways to connect with other writers below.