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The Dent Sisters recently spent a glorious afternoon with two Writers’ Groups from different locations in New Hampshire. We came together for a ‘gathering.’ Twenty-eight people brought no more than 1000 words (4 pages) of whatever they wanted to read. This included finished shorts, drafts, poems, or something they wanted to showcase in front of an audience. Fiction writers, screenplay authors, poets and word smiths gathered in one place to share. It was awesome.

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We met at Sake, a Chinese restaurant in Milford, New Hampshire, organized by the fabulous Gregory Norris. We did the same thing last year at an Inn and were incredibly inspired, went home and wrote for several hours. The inspiration and warm memories lasted for several days.

What makes this one day event so special was the enhanced feeling of connectedness with so many other writers. As you all know, sharing your writing and listening to others adds to the depth and texture of what you create. The readings ranged from mystery, horror, to sci-fi and poetry.

Yes, you say, but I attend a weekly or monthly critique or support group. The difference lies in being able to gather together with a large group of people you haven’t seen in months or maybe only on Facebook, or at conferences. It only lasts a few hours but it’s a fun event.

The best part – It can be done anywhere, but our favorite hook up is a private room in an accommodating restaurant where the smell of delicious food and relaxed atmosphere adds to the ambiance. The difference between a Sunday Soiree and a Play Date is the number of people who attend and share their writing, news and laughter. And think “No mess, no fuss, no cleaning or cooking.” This kind of event doesn’t happen weekly or monthly but on those rare occasions when writers crave a play date.

As usual, we all went home stuffed, itching to get back to our short stories or opus, reconnected with old friends and made a few new ones. If you haven’t tried it, do. You won’t regret it.

Whether you are drawn to mind numbing horror, Regency romances, Victorian  mysteries, Zombie Apocalypse, twisted fairy tales or YA stories, between the both of us, we’ve written them all.  You can double your exposure by doing what we did.

Sharing a blog and combining our talents made us realize how important and worthwhile it is to share your creative life with at least one other person. Sharing can boost your visability by at least 50%, enhance productivity, cut costs in half — AND having four eyes and two minds to look over your work before sending it out — priceless.

We think this is an incredible way to help writers achieve their dreams with the simplicity of sharing.  We’d like to share what we’ve learned over the years and give you the hard reasons why sharing is a no-brainer for success.

Next weeks blog — breaking down the specific ways and reasons this can work for you, and no – you don’t have to be siblings.

Dent Sisters at Work

Dent Sisters at Work