Saturday, November 19, 2011

Staying Connected Through Writing

Writing is an isolating endeavor.  How to break that and find connection with like-minded human beings?  Join a writing group.  The problem - writing groups in my area were few and far between.

I would start my own group as a way to connect and make this business of writing a little less lonely. What I didn't realize was that this would not be my group, but our group.

Today, as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Women's Writing Circle, we also celebrate camaraderie and friendships - an unexpected benefit. 

 t In a world that has become increasingly dehumanizing and where people are  glued to their cell phones or iPhones - isolation has intensified.  We are prisoners of technology. 

In the Circle, we rediscover  conversation and community.  Our stories are varied and rich.  We support and encourage each other. We hear  a human voice responding to the expression of being human.  A year ago I started a critique group.  This has also been a way to learn from each other.

To the women who have offered their voices, vulnerability and talents and have helped us stay connected as human beings. . . .  thank you. I feel blessed to have shared with you.
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