Sarah Flick’s Writing Tip #11: Write in Community

As an author and spiritual director, Sarah Robinson Flick’s writing evokes a sense of the seasons, sacred places, and the spiritual nature in life. In this series of blogs, Sarah walks us through some of her best writing tips. These tried-and-true pieces of advice for new writers will be highlighted monthly. To learn more about Sarah and her writing, check out her debut memoir, Desire, Mystery, and Belonging, available now on Amazon.

Tip #11: Write in Community

I love writing in community. I have loved being in a writing group. I learned so much from being in a structured writing class.

Perhaps my favorite writing community experience is retreating. Writing retreats offer time and space to rest and to write.

Retreating in community might mean that there is someone to visit over breakfast or over cookies and tea in the afternoon. It might mean sharing your writing with a small group in a safe structure and context.

For me, writing in community, especially in a retreat setting, has brought me some of the dearest friends I have known, all from creating in shared time and space and nature.

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