Tech as a Catalyst for Connection
I’m a long-time advocate of using technology to build community and help writers feel supported. When COVID brought unforeseen changes and demands into all of our lives, I felt grateful that at least one aspect of my life–creating community via distance–could adjust with ease in the face of so many unknowns.
Most of our work as writers is invisible; filled with micro-decisions that are unnamed and unrewarded. In the long years between drafts and publications, revisions, and rejections, how can a writer ascertain where they are in terms of growth and improvement? How can a writer gauge the “so what” factor of their own work and revise effectively? How can a writer find confidence, which feeds stamina, which leads to the completion of a project?