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Supportive Writers

Updated on March 26, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Writers must write

Quotes by Ernest Hemingway

Writer's Groups

Are you hopeful in joining a writer's group?

Are you the supportive writer?

You like to support one another as professionals.

The different genre of writers help one another if they are skilled.

Getting together with supportive writers to discuss work is a difference if you make that part of your writer's life.

Writers spend more time alone to think and to write.

Their minds are focused and are clear of other cloudy thoughts.

A writer's group is supposed to provide a writer with ideas, tips, companionship, and to make writers feel in place with their ideas.

Who understands a writer?

The experienced writer understands each other more than the struggling writer.

It is difficult to understand how a writer feels, or when a writer wants to be alone to write down their ideas.

A writer craves for honest feed back but how many writers can take that honest feedback?

Are you searching for only the positive feedback and don't want to read the negative feedback?

Do writers connect with themselves and with other writers?

Are family members supportive of you being a writer?

Are writers supportive of each other?

When a writer works alone it is easy for that writer to oversee mistakes.

The writer looks at their work form their perspective.

A one-minded view is seen in a writer's work.

In my case, writers are supportive and provide an open mind to my work.

You need to see positive and negative in your work. Look at it form all angles.

Compare and notice the different aspects of your writing.

Are you rocked by your fine work and think it is perfect?

Most writers don't see their mistakes.

You become that better writer when you are encouraged by other writers.

The experienced or the emerging writer can feel on top with their published works but, won't be able to articulate their proper reasons for their choices in writing.

The writer will know and understand the craft of writing but, fail to understand their preferences.

The competitive field in writing is great and the more writers on board the better chances of you having to share more of your work together.

Have you joined a writer's group?

Writers groups are fun and a learning lesson for all writers.

You won't always like the writers group.

To give your views to the work of other writers can be an effort if you don't how to do it.

The writing process requires many details to support other writers.

Each writer has a different approach in writing as I do in my work.

Whether, you approve of that approach or don't that writing process will continue as is.

Others need to understand the writing process of writers.

Be honest and don't think about telling lies.

Be able to share your feedback with honesty.

Don't write down what is not meaningful.

Don't be interested in another writer's work if it doesn't interest you.

Try be open-minded about what you have to say to that writer.

What is inertial barrier?

A writer finds it difficult to start writing.

Once the difficult stage has passed the writer feels it simpler to begin writing.

A frame of mind for the writer who finds the technique in writing enjoyable when they have passed that awkward stage.

Writers need encouragement from other writers.

It is not often that a writer has the flow for writing.

The valuable writer doesn't need disruption. When a writer is focused on writing leave them alone.

The disruption can make a writer stop immediately!

I prefer to be alone and focused on the writing ideas.

If disturbed my moment is spoiled.

To be supportive of a writer leave them alone to write.

How do you support writers?

You can't support every writer.

The choices you make as a writer leads you to better places.

How often have you heard, '' writers don't make money?''

Writing comes from you and if you chose that path and love what you do there you have it!

You can't change who you are and what you love to do in your life.

Are you the confident writer?

Sometimes writers are insecure to share their work that allowing the writer to think negative in writing.

Writers face many challenges from supporters and from the negative feedback.

Some writers give up and others continue to write with confidence.

Are writers still needed?

Do writers understand the meaning of marketing?

If you write to earn you need to know how to market your work.

It is easy to call yourself a writer but, if you don't market what you write then you won't be heard.

No marketing means no earnings, and no audience.

When you understand your audience you understand your marketing tricks and the reason for you writing.

A writer needs to write and market their work. Supportive writers can encourage, or discourage writers if they think that way.

I write to share my experiences and for others to earn from my experiences.

Every lesson learned allows for a positive lifestyle.

Sometimes writers don't know where to begin with their stories.

It doesn't mean the writer has to stop writing.

You will come around and get that idea.

Do you think writer's support groups are helpful?

We have a supportive community at Hubpages. I know that from the encouragement I receive from most followers.

Writing is encouraging, is positive, and clears the mind from unhappy thoughts.

Most writers join writing groups and find that to be a perfect idea.

Why some writers don't like the idea of joining writing groups?

You will find that some writing groups don't tell the truth to their writers.

These writing groups lie about other writers published works.

The writers receives praise but the praise is false.

The writer on the receiving end feels proud of their work but the praise is not solid.

It is a wonderful feeling to be praised about your work only if that praise is honest.

Writer's groups don't like to criticize a writer's work instead choose to foster that skill.

In such a way the group neither grows, nor learns from their mistakes.

The false praise allows writers in the group to feel proud of their work in reality, it is not like that.

Writers need to help each other in a group.

Speak and accept the truth don't be dishonest about a writer's publications.

A struggling writer in a writer's group acquires the understanding of other writers, and needs to be aware of such behaviors.

The first time writer doesn't see their faults as the experienced writer.

Writers smuggle and there is no problem with that. You got to start small to walk tall.

The writer joins the writer's group to learn new ideas, and when the writers group is not true to the struggling writer problems arise with such writers.

The idea is to deal with the problem. Ignoring the problem will affect the writer in later stages.

Talk about your weakness as a writer in the writers group.

Writers groups are not all failures as they focus on a specific genre at a time. Most writing groups can cause you frustration.

You can improve on that.

You sometimes feel discouraged because you don't want to add your opinion to a writers' story.

Remember everyone is entitled to an opinion and you are free to have your word.

Also, not every writer joins writers groups for their opinions. At times you can feel less or not worthy in a writer's group.

You can feel less-confident about your writing. It depends on the people you have in your group.

Writer's groups

Do you think writer's groups are helpful?

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Great quotes

“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.”

—Roald Dahl, WD

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you D.A.L I appreciate comments and so glad you came by.

      Michael-Milec Thank you very much for sharing your views.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. Thank you. I appreciate your views here and comments it encourages me to think more about writing.

      Michael-Milec thank you for stopping by always appreciated. Your comments are positive and lots to think about there.

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      2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hello Devika, here at HP, I find that support for each others work and comments made are very useful {good or bad} and encouragement can only help writers to improve . I agree that false praise {for the sake of not hurting the writers feelings} is not helpful to any writer,and would only encourage more sub-standard work. Great read and advise as always.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      KoffeeKlatch Gals thank you very much

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      Susan Hazelton 

      2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You can learn a lot from some writer's group. I like a little feedback at times and I feel we all need to support each other.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi AliciaC thank you greatly for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swalia thank you as always you make the effort to comment on my hubs.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a useful hub, Devika. Supportive writers can be very helpful for each another!

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      2 years ago

      Wonderful summary, topical, much neded information. Who the writers are ?Writers are numerous single human beings, - individuals of a sizeable " jigsaw puzzle"...

      "We'' are supportive each other from a moment of first interaction ,even if not members of an "official" support group. Though my participation so far is by commenting only, every single author I came in contact with made me welcomed among the elite writers , positively reacting to my inadequacies, helping me grow and mature. ( In my previous life I was writing in two other Slavic languages).

      Simultaneously being for each others, we are here for readers sharing unique messages supplying wants and needs all " hungry" souls.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      A very interesting topic! I find the HP community very encouraging and uplifting. I have learnt a lot here.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora Thank you for commenting. I enjoy writing here and the community is friendly and very helpful. You are one of my first followers and so glad to follow you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I would love to join a local writer's group, but there is none. I consider HP a helpful group, though, with writers like you who read and comment.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rajan jolly thank you very much for sharing your comment.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Chitrangada Sharan thank you kindly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Venkatachari M thank you for stopping by always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      emge thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah thank you kindly for sharing your comments here. I am glad you found this hub to be helpful. All my best to you.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc thank you for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Ericdierker, thank you very much for commenting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I believe the writers we have here at HP is a very supportive group not only in writing but in other ways as well. Joining such a group can definitely help one improve as a writer.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting topic in context of writers!

      I love the community of writers at HubPages and they are supportive too. Had it not been so, I would not have been here for so long. Such was not the case with some other groups that I had joined earlier.

      Thank you for sharing another useful hub!

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very informative hub. I find HubPages as the best writing group and community of writers helping and guiding always.

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Nice post on writing and writers

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A helpful hub Devika and good information about Writer's Groups. I find HubPages very helpful and especially that most readers are very diplomatic and if they find any major errors will usually let you know by email. Some don't mind having errors pointed out in comments, and that is fine too. I have belonged to a couple of other writer's groups and you usually have to leave comments on a minimum number of other people's works before you can post anything yourself.

      Sometimes that restriction can be annoying but I guess it is a way of getting everyone's writing critiqued.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The only reason I'm here at HP is the community of yes, I'm a supportive writer and I believe in supporting writers.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      For me that is what HP is all about the other parts of it I could take or leave.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank you for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell I don't know as yet about my book i have a few weeks for nominations thanks for commenting.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      I used to belong to a writing group back in the 90s, it was fun and a great help, mainly to give me confidence, hope your book is going well!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I joined a creative writing group for a short time and learned a lot. Interesting topic and hub. Thanks for the share.


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