by Carly Schuna
I’m continually amazed by what a great community we have here at FWJ, but I think we can do better.
That’s right… I’m issuing a challenge. (Isn’t that what Megatron does best?)
One of my favorite things about coming here each day is seeing how all of the community members interact with Deb and Jodee and Ugur, respond to what’s posted, and ask their own questions that spur new posts and dialogue. It’s truly a collaborative process, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
With that said, I don’t feel as if I know every member of the community quite as well as I’d like. So FWJ readers, here’s your challenge:
During your writing lives, you’ve probably gone through a lot of experiences that you felt were unique as well as experiences that you’re sure almost every freelancer has shared. For this discussion, I’d like all of you to post something related to your writing career that you suspect you have in common with another member of the community. If you spy a comment that describes something you’ve experienced, let that person know. That person will be your temporary “buddy” (and yes, you can have more than one buddy). My goal is for everyone who posts to find at least one buddy.
Feel free to comment more than once, and be as specific as you’d like with your comment or experience, but I hope we can go beyond the very obvious (“I’m a freelance writer”) and explore more interesting realms so that we can really find out what we have in common with each other and learn more about our different writing careers.
Newbies and lurkers, please speak up! Your contributions are just as valuable as those of the veterans, and I am personally very interested in hearing from you. If you don’t have an established writing career yet, feel free to leave a comment telling us about your primary areas of writing interest—I bet there are many common areas among us.
I’ll start: I can’t write while listening to music (even if it’s only instrumental) because it’s just too distracting.
If you’re my buddy and also can’t write to music, speak up! Otherwise, tell us something about yourself and start looking for your own buddy!