Define: Community

This Week In Writing, we explore the meaning of community and how writers can better connect with each other.

Define: Community
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I’ve been thinking a lot about community lately. Building a community is largely what I try to do with this newsletter — that’s why I always encourage you to respond. I’m a big fan of building spaces where writers can gather support and encouragement.

Though, I think the idea and definition of a community have changed lately. While there is always a need to come together and work with others, how that plays out is very different from what it was a few years ago.

My goal with The Writing Cooperative is to build a space where writers feel supported and empowered to create amazing things. Whether you’re a novelist, essayist, journalist, hobbyist, or some other ‘ist, I want to provide you with a place to belong and connect with others.

The platform only succeeds if it’s the community you are looking for. So, how do you define community? What does a space for writers look like? Chime in, and let’s build something amazing together.

A version of this article also appeared on Medium.