Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but a writer’s life shouldn’t be. Playing an active role in the literary community will introduce you to new people and opportunities, and it will add an overall sense of quality to your writing life. When it comes to writing, community is reciprocal: We get what we give.
There are many ways to get involved, and doing your part needn’t be time-consuming. In fact, you can contribute your skills from the comfort of your own home. Many journals need book reviewers. Alternatively, you can use your blog or Web site as an opportunity to connect books with readers.