Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Writing Buddies - Motivation

This has come in via email from one of the Writing Buddies, Barbara Jackson. Barbara is secretary of the Southampton Writers' Circle.

'I find the great advantage of 'Writing Buddies' is that it encourages you to 'get writing' and feel guilty if you have not sent anything for publication, therefore it urges you to 'get on with it' and to quote Janie (Jackson, another Writing Buddy), 'All writers are friends'.'

This is something I had not counted on when I was setting up Writing Buddies. One of the comments on Friday was that it had been a motivator for writing activity, so that writers had something to tell the rest when they met. This is an unforeseen benefit of the group. I had not realised that writers would feel this way and, I have to say, I think it is great! That writers feel that they wish to come as often as they can, and that they make an effort to work on something so that they can discuss it and can contribute to the chat, shows commitment to Writing Buddies.

The next meeting will be on Friday 28th August, at Borders, Southampton, 2pm. The Writing Buddies look forward to chatting with you!

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