From The Writing Cave

Support and Encouragement

March 17, 2021

As writers, we tend to live in our solitary caves, but sometimes, we need help. That’s when other writers are so useful. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve sent an email or text to a writer friend and received an immediate response with the answer I needed. “I need a name for a male character.” Within minutes I have ten to pick from. “Where should my characters have sex? Kitchen or back deck?” A text like that usually elicits several more questions about the type of book and the current setting and then a slew of alternative suggestions. Great fun! Other problems like “Why am I doing this?” or “I hate marketing my books. Why must I do it?” Bring immediate supportive and encouraging comments that get me down off the ledge. I’m not sure if you all have a group that does this for you, but I highly recommend it. Writers Rock!