Hi Friends! I'm so glad you've stopped by because I finally got a chance to post in the official A to Z Blog.
But today will be different because today's word is...
The online revolution has changed the definition of friends. It used to be that a friend was someone you knew well, visited often, or at least kept in contact no matter where you were in life. Now, though, it's possible to make friends with people you've never met in person, may not keep in constant contact, and possibly don't even know what they look like. But this is only one kind of friendship, and I think having friends - both online and the "old fashioned way" are so important - even if you are an introvert by nature.
For Writers: Writing Friends
Most non-writers think that being an author means you sit all alone in your pajamas and drink coffee all day (and sometimes night) while you write. OK, that stereotype has a seed of truth in it (or maybe more like a tree of truth) but the author profession is not as lonely as you might think.
Usually, writers can only get so far on their own before they need solid help from their writing friends. Today I won't focus on how to get writing friends (because I'm saving that for a future guest blog post on Vivian Kirkfield's website), but I'd like to mention the types of friends you might need on your writing journey:
For Readers: Friendship Books
Some of my favorite picture books include a main character friendship pair. Here are some examples:
While I go visit some of my blogging friends today, here are the links I mentioned above.
BONUS LINK: Want to make more friends? Come join the fun at KidLit College where writing friends are swarming and learning some great tips for creating awesome kidlit -
And don't forget the friends you'll meet at the A to Z Blogging Challenge!
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)