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Showing posts with label competition among writers. Show all posts
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Why Netwest? JC Walkup tells us.



Why?
 by JC Walkup
March 4, 2013
 
Competition. Among writers of NC Writers Network West members, there doesn’t seem to be any. Why do writers help their competitors? After twelve years in this group, I still can’t find an answer to that.
         Having trouble with an ending? There’s a writer who can help with that.
         Want to inject humor in a story too dark for its own good? There’s a writer who can help with that.
         Need to polish a novel to a blinding shine? There’s a writer/editor who can help with that.
         The magical thing about all of the above resources and more is that all those writers will do their best for you. True, a good editor costs a few bucks but those advertised in the blog and NCWN newsletters have proven value added to manuscripts.
         I challenge you to find another business where there is this much cooperation and support among those competing for the same recognition and dollars (as few of those there be). This phenomenon is like a warm blanket thrown over the shoulders of every shivering newcomer to the field.
Of course, as a writer or wannabe one, you have to put yourself out there. Risk? Yes, but not of failure. Never that. Pride can take a beating if yours is of the hubris variety. But honest, energetic efforts to learn the craft will always find support in this group.
 
JC Walkup
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