InScribe has created a database of writers who are looking for one on one encouragement, accountability, and candid feedback, and then ‘hooks them up’ with another writer with common interests, goals, and experience. This is especially helpful for writers who live in isolated areas or who cannot become part of a writing group for any other reason.
The idea for ‘Writing Buddies’ was sparked at the 2016 fall conference when Carolyne Aarsen, the VIP day guest speaker, mentioned that she and another writing friend committed to be one another’s ‘writing buddy’ after attending conference. This was before she went on to become a million plus selling author.
Participants must be willing to commit to a six month trial period, agreeing to contact each other at least once a month to talk about their writing goals, barriers, and other related topics. Writing Buddies’ is less about being a ‘critique’ partner or mentor, and more about the encouragement to persevere.
If you are interested or just want more information, contact Eleanor Bertin, our Writing Buddies coordinator.