Writing Community

Writers can be the boldest or the most fragile of characters. Putting down your thoughtstuff in words for permanent display can be a daunting prospect. Oh sure, we all do it on Facebook and Twitter every day – every hour of every day for some of us whom one might think were busy running a superpower – but writing for publication is different.

I know that I’m certainly feeling a bit nervous about putting what amounts to my naughty fantasies out there for public display. Will people pay actual money to share my dreams, or will they just laugh?

Supporters and listeners and readers who aren’t friends and family, and in fact are well aware of the problems facing writers, are gold.

And I’ve just discovered the motherlode. Following a mention on Reddit – a platform that I find just a little daunting – I began exploring the #writingcommunity hashtag on Twitter.

Holy swooping magpies, but what a community! In an afternoon I went from zero to 150 Twitter followers, and I could have found more if I really wanted. I now have a Twitter feed that is full of inspiration, the friendship of strangers, and a massive time-sink if I needed another one.

If any of my blog readers – maybe there’s a dozen of you at a pinch – feel the need for a sharing, supportive, inspirational online family, join in the uproar on Twitter.

Britni

Written by Britni Pepper

Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures. Her schoolmates loved listening to her stories about princesses and pirates and dragons, and once she looked up to find the principal looking on. "No, no, don't stop, Britni," he said. "I want to hear what happens next!" What happened next was university, a job in the travel industry, and a career of travelling the world meeting the most fascinating people. Britni has travelled to thirty of the world's nations and loves making up stories about fascinating people doing interesting things in exotic places. No longer tales about princes and wizards, but her stories are just as much fantasy as ever.

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