Get Yourself a Writing Partner – but not the way others do it!

If you’re into writing, you might often hear how some writers have writing partners.  I believe this to mean help with writing work but I’ve adopted a writing partner in another way.

Though we live near each other, we talk via Skype and the purpose of our talks is to set weekly objectives, which we check are being completed.  My aims for the week might be to send off three pitches, research a subject or tidy up my writing files for easier access.  The last one could be something you would put off time and time again, if you didn’t have someone who was going to check up on you.  My writing partner might be going to finish a chapter of a book or search for magazines for a particular interest she has, with the view to pitching articles that meet the chosen magazine’s criteria.

And it works!

Our one hour weekly meetings make sure that a week doesn’t pass by without anything being accomplished and this helps to keep the ball of writing rolling and successes to happen. We have different interests and goals in our writing but that doesn’t matter.  We might share useful links that help us as writers-in-common, making the way exciting and comfortable, with a shoulder to cry on or to listen and praise.

Try it!

Published in: on 05/12/2012 at 6:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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