This is where writers, in any genre or medium, can share their work and get inspired. Hopefully we will encourage and learn from each other with the end goal of growing together and becoming the best that we can at our craft. We are egalitarian; some of us at different stages of development to others, but we were all beginners at one time.
The Art of Writing
For some of us writing is a passion, for others, it can be a chore. However, just because we love to write it doesn’t mean we are necessarily good at it. Writing anything if your heart isn’t in it is not a pleasurable experience, so if you enjoy the process of writing that in itself is a great starting point.
The good news is that writing is a craft that can be honed to perfection. This doesn’t mean that we will all find publishers for our work, but if we want to then it will make our chances of doing so that much better.
“We do not write as we want, but as we can.” – W. Somerset Maugham
It may sound simple but there are three crucial steps that should be a part of any writer’s routine:
- READING – reading books by established authors will help you to absorb the process of writing successfully
- LEARNING – this is where we hope that Sotogrande Writers can assist
- WRITING – this may sound obvious, but you must write often and consistently
“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.
Those who do not do this remain amateurs.” – Gerald Brenan
If you have never shared your writing with others, now is the time. Becoming part of a writer’s group is a good way to fire up your motivation.
Sotogrande Writers – a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers.
Looking forward to meeting you!