Are the sources of our strengths as writers in natural conversation?

You may have come to think of writing as a solitary, lonely process. And sometimes it is, especially during the pandemic. But writing is a social exchange. We write, often, to publish and put our writing out into the world. Here other people interact with our words, read it, understand it, and sometimes respond.

As a lifelong writer, I do often write in isolation, but I find my best writing comes from sharing it with other writers, or a mentor, and getting their feedback. How do you use speech to further your writing?

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This is the link to my new book of poems at Finishing Line Press:

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/touch-my-head-softly-by-eileen-kennedy/

Here’s the link to my book on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3609820860https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/touch-my-head-softly-by-eileen-kennedy/

I will blog on Thursdays, and on Tuesdays when I have announcements.

One thought on “Are the sources of our strengths as writers in natural conversation?

  1. I don’t think I’d sustain a serious writing practice in isolation. Over the past almost three decades, I have always supplemented a private, inconsistent writing practice with structured writing groups, workshops, Open Mics, readings, etc. I am so grateful that the person-to-person isolation throughout this past pandemic year did not interfere with these modes of writerly communication. For me, this ongoing “conversation” is like air to my lungs.

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