Posts tagged ‘writing community’

Jun 12 2019
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What is a writing community and how can you build one?

What is a writing community and how can you build one?

Adapted from a 2015 post on creating a writing exchange. At the Center, we use the word community a lot. We have a clear if general idea of what community means to us: writers writing “together”—in our online courses, at our retreats, in comments on our social media posts, in response to our prompts (through the monthly photo prompt contests or One Year of Weekly Writing Prompts), or with us directly in private writing guidance…

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Nov 14 2018
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Build confidence as a writer in 5 steps

Build confidence as a writer in 5 steps

I write, but I don’t feel like a writer. I hear this from beginning and blocked writers all the time, and the issue isn’t talent or commitment or energy. The issue is confidence. Do you feel insecure in your writing, like maybe you just aren’t cut out for it? Do you feel like it’s something you enjoy doing and want to do more, but you can’t justify the time spent on it, either because it…

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Jun 01 2018
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Letter from the director: June 2018

Letter from the director: June 2018

School is NOT out for the summer, if you’re a student at the Center for Creative Writing! We just started up a brand new session of our five-week online writing courses and students and teachers alike are flexing our creative muscles. Monthly photo prompt writing contest for email list subscribers! If you aren’t currently enrolled but want to write with us, we are also launching a new community-building project through our email list. Every first…

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Oct 08 2015
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Tips for Beginning Writers: Start your literary community with a one-on-one writing exchange

Tips for Beginning Writers: Start your literary community with a one-on-one writing exchange

  In previous posts in this Tips for Beginning Writers series, I’ve focused on knowing the literary market and developing a writing routine. Next, I want to talk about the idea of community. It’s a word I use a lot, and I have a very clear idea of what it means to me; but it occurs to me that a beginning writer might not visualize “community” the way I do, let alone know how to…

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Dec 05 2014
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Daily writing: Journal for you, blog for community

Daily writing: Journal for you, blog for community

One of the common goals that writers have often concerns the frequency of their productivity: I will write every day, or I want to write so many words per week, and so on. I keep a journal, but I also write a blog. Why blog? The simplest answer is because we want our work to be visible and to make connections with other readers and writers. Bonus points if you have some area of expertise…

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Oct 29 2014
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Writing through resistance: Tips for getting to the page and staying there

The image I have set as the cover on my Facebook profile bears this quote: “There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.” The quote is unattributed so I don’t know what its author meant by “Resistance,” but I know what it means to me….

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