For months I've been meaning to join a writers group, and recently it dawned on me: why not create one right here? Ever since grad school, I've been looking for a place where I can learn from fellow writers, gather inspiration, and share my own thoughts on writing. Truth is, each day I spend at least nine hours writing for work, an hour or so writing fiction, and even more time writing here on the blog, but I very rarely get to do something I truly love: to read and write about writing.
So how will it work? On Wednesdays, this space will become the Little Things & Curiosities Writers Workshop (#LTCWorkshop) and each week, I'll share a writing prompt, my own response, plus some of my favorite writing inspiration from around the web. The key to all of this is you, though, because I'd love for you to contribute. My hope is that this becomes a conversation, a place where we can collect inspiration. And if you do end up writing on the prompt topic, I'd encourage you to share the link to your work in the comments section so the rest of us can enjoy it!
As things move along, I may offer some tips and tricks that I picked up in grad school or at work, because when it comes to writing advice, I've found that every little bit helps. More is more! In the meantime, though, I'd love to know what you'd like out of this space. As a writer, what sorts of things are you looking for? How could this little writing community help you? Let me know!
I'll be sharing my first prompt and response tomorrow, so I hope you'll join me!
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