On the Importance of Community

Writing has a reputation as a solitary profession. We picture authors curled in their hermitages, pouring out words hour after hour and not interacting with another human for days. I wasn’t immune to this preconception, so it has been one of my greatest surprises that my writing profession has leaned on community in ways I … Read more

Absolute Write’s Tribute to Inkspot

You might wonder how the staff at other writing websites feel when one of our “competitors” goes out of business.  Are we glad?  Do we rub our hands together with glee and cross out a name on our list of businesses to annihilate? Hardly. The online writing community has always been just that: a community.  … Read more