We’re all in this together
As part of my job, I recently interviewed a couple of writers. With one, he gave me a tip which I researched and decided to use for myself. The second writer, I was able to pass on that same tip and offer some tips of my own.
The way I see it is that as writers, it’s about helping and supporting each other. It should never be a competition.
There have been times when I’ve wondered if I’m as good as other writers. I get over that by telling myself that we all have different ways of approaching things. It’s never a right or wrong thing. It’s just different.
As much as writing is often a solitary exercise, it’s always nice to be able to talk to fellow writers. That way, we’re able to bounce ideas off each other. Provide support when it’s needed. We are a community.