Sunday, 13 October 2013

Writing Community



I feel I've abandoned my blog again, SORRY! This weekend was Durham Book Festival so I've been a busy writing bee!

I'm so very thankful for New Writing North and the Cuckoo Young Writers programs for their continued support of my writing development. I'm not sure I would have kept up writing without their input because it is so easy to just give up if you haven't got anyone telling you it is worth it and this weekend has made me see that it definitely is worth it at the minute. On Friday night I performed (I am definitely a writer and not a performer) and it was nice to get feedback from people. It surprises me every time someone gives me a positive comment about my writing, I generally assume the things I write are pants so I am genuinely grateful for the people that encourage me to continue writing. Your encouragement makes a difference.

It was just nice to spend time with like-minded young people, people who share the same struggles with their writing and people with passion for writing. I have concluded that just because you don't shout from the rooftops it doesn't make your opinion redundant; it makes you considerate and it means you understand that's not the way it works.

I have had a nice weekend and I feel like a real writer again. That can only be a good thing.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK


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