Why is the Writing Community so special? Because writers are NURTURERS. They take the time to help each other by beta reading, advising, critiquing, supporting, resource sharing, offering one another visibility and a host of other things. Writers are amazing people, giving the gift of TIME.
Time is always in short supply. There's never enough of it. With families, demanding jobs, activities and commitments, carving out time to write is a challenge. And so using some of it to help or support another writer is amazingly generous. They do this because they want to see their fellow writers succeed.
This got Becca and I to thinking...
Just how many writers could be helped if a person had more TIME?
...How many queries could a person read?
...How many pitches and first paragraphs could they critique?
...How much visibility could be offered, how many platforms could be improved?
...How many tweets and social sharing could be accomplished, how much advice could be given?
...How many books could be profiled, how many log lines could be honed?
Well, Becca and I want to find out. Starting October 21st, we are both participating in the Writers Helping Writers Amazing Race. For the entire launch week, we will dedicate 100% of our time to helping other writers however we can: visibility, platform, critiques, advice, feedback--you name it.
There will be an open call to all writers, right here. If we can help, we will. So many writers have been there for us, and we want to pay it forward!
So, how many people can we help in a week? Well, that’s the fun isn’t it? Of course, it isn’t a race unless we have some teammates! If you would like to race with us by helping out with a first paragraph critique here or a tweet or two there, we would LOVE for you to join us!
Interested in a little racing, or how else you might be able to help out? Fill out THIS FORM and we’ll contact you by email with more details.
And if you’re a writer who needs another set of eyes on your work, help with social networking, or one of the many other things we'll be tackling, swing by the week of October 21st. We can’t wait to help you!
PSST! Ava at Writability is offering a sneak-a-peek of "COURAGEOUS," an entry from The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Attributes, so please check it out if you like!