Thursday, August 27, 2009

Encourage One Another

Isn't that the name of a song? It goes something like this, "Encourage one another and lift each other up."

So often in this country, we do just the opposite. We get inside information and hide it away for our own personal use. Is this human nature, survival of the fittest or greed?

If all of the writers out there decided to keep their knowledge to themselves, I wouldn't be a freelance writer today. I wouldn't even be blogging. I wouldn't know how. I had to learn from others who were more experienced and more successful.

I have an incredible group of online writing friends. They are another secret in my continued perseverance. It is an amazing experience to connect with other writers who rejoice when I rejoice, console and encourage when I am rejected and "get it" when I am ready to give up.

Please, please, encourage your fellow writers and seek others like you. Share the secrets of your trade and reap the rewards of your generosity. Writing is lonely enough...there is no need to go it alone.


  1. I think this is what draws me to blogging, because I feel like we as bloggers all encourage each other to write. There's no competition, no secrets. We write for ourselves and comment on blogs to share ideas. Great post! I completely agree :)

  2. I couldn't agree more! I don't know what I'd do without our group. What is it, truly? I find myself slipping into a place of comparisons all the time before I snap out of it and realize we're all in this together. Thanks for a great post.

  3. Yes! I've always tried to be encouraging in general to my friends, not just about writing--there are simply too MANY critics out there, why should your friends/fellow writers be one of them? No one goes it alone! Thanks for a good post, Julie.