Friday, April 22, 2011

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Support Systems!

We humans tend to flock together with other humans. Well, since writers aren't human, we really need each other. Well, okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, writers are made up of many humans to create us. Where else do all these  fantastic, characters come from? Hence, this quote that I have on the inside cover of my journal:



"Writers aren't exactly people...they're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person." 

~F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Can you see how utterly, urgently important it is for us to have support  groups? We'd all be thrown into a crazy house. Oh that brings me to a riddle I've just invented:

What do you call an insane  asylum of schizophrenics?

A writer's conference!


Mooahahahaha! >)

So that's why, boys and girls, it's important to have a support group, to keep us on the straight and narrow to Writerdom.

Do you have a support group?

I wonder what our FFW say about thisAnastasia V. Pergakis,  J. D. Brown, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Deirdra Eden-Coppel, M. Pax,  Jeffrey Beesler, Charlene A. Wilson, and Andrew J. Cooper!

20 comments:

  1. I didn't have such a support group until this A-Z blogging challenge in which I've come across many writing blogs with lots of helpful advice!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. I think happy and well adjusted is overrated. I say stay a little crazy!

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  3. Duncan, it's great to see all the writing experiences and the journey points we're all at, isn't it?

    Mood, LOL! You can say that again! ;D

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  4. MVRWA! They're the greatest support group in the world! Well, at least my world.

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  5. Writers are solitary by need. We have to push ourselves to become parts of groups that work for us. I have been lucky to be part of a wonderful critique group for the last couple of years. They know me and help me immensely. We meet every week, at least when I can get there every week.

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  6. Although I am naturally a recluse - it's great to be able to dip into a supportive community too!!! One is not an island afterall! Yay! :-) Take care

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  7. I have two great critique partners and know I can depend on them to be honest about each chapater as I send it to them. Don't think I could survive without them now!

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  8. I love having the support system of my crit partners, fellow bloggers, and my writing organizations. It's so nice not to ba alone. :)

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  9. Definitely need the support! Although I was human last time I checked...

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  10. I love the Fitzgerald quote! I'm in a local writers group and an online writers group. Both are excellent support systems!

    I’m A-Z Blogging on Langley Writes about Writing and Langley’s Rich and Random Life

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  11. I have great support groups -- online and off. I'm basically a loner and they bring me out among the living.

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  12. Great post. Support systems are so important. I have wonderful writer friends who support me (both bloggers and cps). I couldn't do it without any of them.

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  13. I loved this post. My support system is my family and best friend, and then all you guys!

    Ellie Garratt

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  14. Definitely need support in this crazy business. :D

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  15. I agree that support groups can help - and the online community is great for that. Living a somewhat reclusive existence, I find online groups rather less intimidating than large groups of people in the real world!

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  16. I love that little joke about the insane asylum! Ana and I have a this little joke "writing is schizophrenia with plot" lol.

    Great post!

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  17. This crazy business definitely needs a support system to keep us sane!

    Nice to meet you in A to Z.

    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  18. Hi! Imagine a writer not having a support system? I think it would be super tough. Thanks for dropping by--Happy Easter, everyone! :D

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  19. I have some very good friends as a support system, and some local writers circles.

    I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form supportive critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!

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  20. The quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald is so true-- at least for me. A support system makes all the different. Before I found Laurie Sanders, I had no support from my family except from my husband.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    MM the Queen of English
    http:/queenofenglish.wordpress.com

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