I hope, like me, you find being part of our Whispers community rewarding. I wonder how many of you also belong to local writing groups.
Giving and receiving feedback is a crucial part of the learning process. Constructive advice can be incredibly helpful, seeing how and why someone else's poetry works can be enlightening.
I joined the Waterfront Writers group here in Plymouth, England some years ago. It helped me in many ways - but most notably to overcome my shyness of reading aloud in public. My first attempt at an Open Mic Night was nerve-racking. Afterwards, I wondered why I'd been so scared.
With local writing groups, the friendships forged and experience of writing with others is a growing experience. If you haven't tried collaborative writing, don't be shy - give it a go! I hope you'll all be part of Whispers for many years to come.
Whisper’ Activity Feature Editor