Friday, April 12, 2013

Attributes of Writers - K

Writers are a special breed. We have unique qualities that help us make music with our words. Those same qualities might also put us in the loony bin, but isn't it worth it?! So, pull up a chair, let's explore our "specialness" together through the A to Z Challenge. If we can understand our attributes as writers, we can be cured, right?                   Dawn (P.S. Thanks for stopping by. Writing is lonely and I need your company!)


Photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013
Writers are...

Kindred Spirits -
 
a family that helps and encourages



What can other writers do for you? They can critique, encourage, motivate, kick you in the butt when you slack off, and celebrate your successes. You need other writers. The writing part of writing is a lonely job, but the editing and beyond parts -- they need kindred spirits!
  
Who are your kindred spirits? What makes you love them so?
 

17 comments:

  1. It is vital to have other people look at your work, they can point out things that you weren't aware of because you sat in front of it for too long.

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    1. Jette, You are so right! I wouldn't even have the passion for writing if it hadn't been for this group!

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  2. I had a wonderful crit group that has recently disbanded. Each of us have been struck by life. I miss them terribly and feel as if I'm walking on a tightrope without a net.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Shelly, Oh man! I can imagine how you feel!

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  3. Kindered spirits, oh yes, I must have for writers. Not only do we need an extra pair of eyes to look at our work, but a good support team to encourage to push harder and dig deeper and hold our hands when things are rough.

    Visting from the A to Z, glad I did.

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    1. Elizabeth, You are so right. The are the support we need!

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  4. Thank you, Dawn, for being such an encouraging kindred spirit. I wouldn't be writing this blog but for you.

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    1. Joan, It wasn't just me, but thank you. I love you guys.

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  5. I was thinking about it recently, and throughout my life, all of my close friends--people who I actually go out and do things with, besides meeting for critiquing--have been writers. I worked as a librarian for many years, and I loved all of my co-workers, and we were all big readers, but I never did anything with them outside of work. I guess the truest birds of a feather flock together.

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    1. Cathy, That is interesting. It is true for me too.

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  6. Over the last four years you, Brianna, and Virginia have been kindred spirits and so much more! Thank you Dawn

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    1. Pam, Thank you for your mentorship and especially for your friendship. Hugs!

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  7. Good Kindred Spirits you have there Dawn. You're very lucky.

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    1. Cathrina, I know. And the best thing about it is we all share the love of Christ, so it is much deeper than just a writing group.

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  8. I love your A to Z theme. Today's attribute is a very fitting choice for K. Even when we are strangers, writers are kindred spirits.

    Have fun with the rest of the challenge!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

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  9. I have a good editor of the publisher, who supported me step by step.

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  10. My Kindred Spirits are my kids. They are brutally honest with me. Good and bad. I love your theme.
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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