The Benefits of Taking Time to Write With Others

by Shannon Muir Broden


In November of 2019, Sisters in Crime/LA organized several meet-ups for authors to get together and work on their individual manuscripts in a supportive atmosphere. These write-ins took place in a variety of locations. Here are a few examples:


I organized one of these at the Toasted Bun in Van Nuys, CA, on November 16, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The owners and staff of the location were friendly and supportive to the eight of us who showed up, purchased food from them, and actually took the time to learn more about us and what we were doing.  Personally, I loved the experience and would be happy to try it again in any venue or format. Not only did I feel support from the people I worked with, I learned more about the other authors I spent time with.