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Way back in the old days, when phones were still attached to walls, writing groups met over coffee in cafes or around kitchen tables to share their work and stories. If you were lucky, you had three or four writers in your local community that you met, live (remember!?) and exchanged work and support once a week or once a month or once in a while. If you weren’t lucky… well. We have all experienced that feeling of not only writing alone, but a sort of writing loneliness, feeling disconnection from others of our ilk.
WordTango changes all of that by offering access to a global group of writers with a wide variety of voices and experiences. You can post and connect when it’s convenient to your time zone and schedule. When you log in, it’s like a candy-shop for writers: numerous “threads” which hold various conversations, some sharing good news, some seeking writing advice, some talking books or plot or character. And though no one may say, “Hey, we’re networking here!” that is also what is going on.
It takes a certain type of tenacity to keep writing with work, families, friendships, moving, work, taxes, weddings, laundry, dinners in, dinners out, work, the opposite of weddings, work, and a myriad other joys and heartaches and sunshine and drudgery that make up our days on this earth. It’s hard to keep up a writing regimen as life marches on. Let alone try to polish your pieces and send them into the world.
An online writing community puts you in touch with people who have already learned to march through the joys and heartache and drudgery – what I call the weeds, because even the lovely weeds are hard to walk through – and still keep writing. And these folks can give you tips on how to walk through the weeds too. And they can share resources and writing advice and pointers on craft… And you can all cheer when someone shares good news (and I count a “good rejection” as good news) (and I also call it good news to be matched with folks who know what a “good rejection” is) and we can all empathize when we all get that next rejection. We’re all in this together.
All write alone, but the writing life doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Reach out and join us at WordTango. You have to bring your own cup of coffee, but we’ll be here waiting.
-Jennifer Kircher Carr