Recently we shared reason why writers enter into partnership to improve their work. Today we’re discussing,
What is a writing partnership?
If you want someone to read and comment on your writing, you ought to give back something of equal value. In a writing partnership, you each spend time alone, writing. Then you meet, and you each read and comment on the others’ writing. It’s fair.
Some partners/groups meet weekly, others meet bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly. Decide on a schedule and a meeting place/time. Then stick to it. Some groups function entirely through email/internet. Others thrive on a face-to-face connection.
If you don’t want to work with a writing partner/group, you can always pay someone–an instructor or an editor, to help you improve your writing.
A partnership is easier on the wallet than an editor or an instructor. It’s a bartering arrangement.