Writers’ Bloc – A Writers’ Support Group

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, Anne Lamott wrote a book. She called this book Bird By Bird. It was a brilliant book – witty and insightful – and it influenced a whole bunch of people. All over the world, people started writing better — or working towards writing better.

Now it just so happens that I know one of these people. After reading it, she proposed starting a Writers’ Support Group. For writers, by writers. How could I say no to that?

What we have in mind is a community of writers throwing ideas at each other, helping each other out, because – let’s face it – nothing gets those juices flowing like a good old-fashioned conversation with people who are as passionate about writing as you are.

β€œIf you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King

And since you can’t have writing without reading, we also intend to double up as a book club! We’re a bloc where everybody gets a say in everything – even though we’ve started the blog, anybody who is a member can organise reading/writing challenges, work with other members to conduct activities that’ll help the entire bloc, the sky’s the limit.

We aren’t too fussy about what you write. Whether you’re working on a novel or a blog post, a play or an English assignment, as long as you love writing, we’re here for you.

Here’s the link to our official blog. We also have a Facebook page and a Goodreads group.

Maybe I’ll see you there? πŸ˜‰

β€œAfter nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman

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10 responses to “Writers’ Bloc – A Writers’ Support Group”

  1. mywithershins says :

    Writers groups are wonderful! If it weren’t for my current one, I would not have thought up the idea for my books. Believe it or not, They were supposed to be just a short story! while writing that ‘short story’ it evolved into two novels with ideas for two more!. Good luck with your Block! πŸ™‚

    • Tanya says :

      Wow, really? We thought throwing around little pockets of ideas would help in getting people inspired, but never imagined that it might be able to make that big a difference! (We hoped, though)
      Thank you so much, Susan. I hope it evolves into something like a little writer-sanctuary. We’d love it if you stopped by from time to time. πŸ™‚

  2. Literary Tiger says :

    What a great idea. I have always wished for a writing group near me. I’ll go check our the new page now. πŸ™‚

    • Tanya says :

      I think so, too. πŸ˜‰
      We’d love to have you join us!

      • Literary Tiger says :

        What a coincidence. I would love to join. πŸ™‚ Let me just think about my schedule these days, though. Is there some kind of minimum participation that I have to meet?

        • Tanya says :

          Nope. We’re pretty chilled out about things like that. πŸ™‚
          If a member organises something that you find interesting, just jump right in! You can pick whatever bits suit you and leave out the rest. This is about keeping yourself motivated, after all.

  3. The Other Watson says :

    Awesome idea! πŸ˜€

  4. onwindydays says :

    Haha sweet! Now if there was a Writers Block group for people that just don’t know what to write about, I’d totally be down πŸ˜›

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