Writing isn’t easy and like every calling it requires a lot of work and situations can be disheartening at times. Hard work is no easy feat and having people around you who can bring not only comfort but guidance as well can help.
Being able to open up to friends can ease the load off your shoulders, but it isn’t the only thing that moral support can provide. It can also come into the form of mentoring from others who have more experience and are willing to share. Since learning is a never-ending process, we can find mentors in different places and at many times in our lives.
You can build your support system in several ways, whether online or offline. A combination of both can be beneficial. This is where social media and being active in online communities can help, especially when you are unsure where to start and can be isolated. Yet, it is important to remember to seize opportunities to build in person networks.
What about you?
- Do you already have a support system?
- How could you expand it?
- If you don’t, what are your options to build one?