Last week I wrote about finding your tribe, and how it’s good for writers to spend time in the company of other writers. This week, let’s take that idea a little bit further- let’s talk about a writing buddy.
A writing person is another writer that you team up with so that each of you can support the other buddy’s writing. He or she serves as an accountability and support system so that you can improve your own writing process. A writing buddy can
- receive commitments from you to accomplish tasks by certain deadlines and hold you accountable for them,
- Offer consequences, mild or otherwise for not coming through on your writing commitments,
- cheer you on when your motivation ebbs,
- serve as a sounding board to bounce idea off of,
- make suggestions to help you get unblocked,
- love your characters when you’ve spent too much time with them and they’re going flat to you,
- tell you to stop and hydrate/ eat something/ take a break when you’re caught up in creative frenzy,
- keep writing fun,
and other such tasks that will help you write. As his buddy, you also fill in the gaps that will help him to write better.
You don’t have to have a buddy to write, but some people find them very helpful. When we were in kindergarten, we were taught to use the buddy system and to hold each other’s hand as we ventured forth into the world. You could do worse as a writer…
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