Quest 9: The Value of Writing Communities

Creative Questers
Quest 9: The Value of Writing Communities

In this episode, Christina and Stefka talk about the value of writing communities – and they should know, they met in one! Writing can be a solitary activity, but through meetups and support from fellow writers, we can feel less isolated and find encouragement. We talk about our first meetings, finding friends as an adult, and the positive impacts that writing communities have had on our lives. We talk about reasons for joining writing communities, no matter what you write. In the end, writing communities offer a platform to share your experiences and better your craft.

 The episode also focuses on the importance of feedback in the writing process, and how constructive feedback is beneficial for both the writer and the giver. Listeners will gain insight into the benefits of writing groups and the importance of forming connections with others in the community.

We’ll cover:

  • Why communities are valuable
  • Different types of community
  • How to become part of a community


Our Communities:

Creative Questers is a community and podcast for all things creative with a focus on writing. We write together in solitude, in person and online, go on writing-related adventures, and sometimes we even talk about our feelings. All genres, experience levels, and types of writers are welcome. Join us for your next creative quest. Become a member and find out about our events here: 

Memoir Mentors is an amazing group of individuals; some are published, some are just getting started and some have been working on their memoirs for years. Each and every one of us has an incredible story to share and is committed to lifting each other up to achieve each other’s goals. Join us every Thursday. Sign up and see event offerings here:

Shut Up & Write is a worldwide community of 68,450 writers in 318 cities around the world. Join us online and in-person to get your writing done in the company of a friendly, fine group of people of all genres and experience levels. 

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