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Community Comfort

Why You Need a Writing Tribe, Even If You Think You Don’t

Vaughn Roycroft

I have a friend who wants to write fiction. As in, the writing bug has bitten him and he’s fully infected. We recently attended a writing conference together. Sure, there was a lot of instruction, lots of insight into process, which my friend—who’s struggled with how to start—appreciated. But it was the stuff in between sessions, at the meals and in the bar at day’s end, that made the difference to him.

It was during those in-between times that my friend met and got acquainted with other writers at various stages of their journey. We spoke to dozens of every sort, from an eighteen-year-old newbie at her first conference (with her mom attending as a chaperone) ...

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