Thursday, April 9, 2015

A to Z Challenge - Writing Inspiration - Help

Writing is often a solitary job. We’re focused on our own little world and think we have to do it all. But we don’t; we just have to ask for help.

Help with critiquing our manuscripts.

Help with learning about the publishing industry.

Help with promotions and marketing.

All we need to do is ask for help!


  1. Without the help of my awesome CPs, Betas, writing groups, and the fantastic writing community, I wouldn't have come this far. :)

  2. Something I have to work on.

  3. What's so amazing is how difficult it is for many to ask for help. Great post, Diane!

  4. Give a little yelp for some help

  5. And this group is a great place to find that help.

  6. Couldn't have done what I've done without asking for it!

  7. And sometimes I hate to do that. All writers are so busy with their own writing and families and lives. Still whenever I have asked for help, they've jumped in and said yes.

  8. Hi Diane .. everyone is so helpful in the blogging world of ours and we've some real experts around ..

    Excellent post .. cheers Hilary

  9. So very true - thanks for the reminder! Writing doesn't have to be as lonely as we often make it...

  10. Sometimes I forget to ask for help, then when I finally do, it's so amazing the help I get.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  11. I'm happy everyone liked short and sweet for help today.

  12. I work for a health non-profit, and I have to say, it's fascinating how many people whose vocation it is to help others are so reticent to ask for help themselves.

    Great reminder--thank you!

  13. Hi Michelle, You are a woman after my own heart : )
    Saw your comment on a-z and followed you here and glad i did. Your posts are an inspiration . Love the use of alliterations .
    Good luck and enjoy the rest of the challenge.


  14. I have always got help when I needed and I am willing to help too..short and sweet post, thanks for sharing..

  15. Some days it takes a lot of courage to ask for help.

    J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I've followed you on your listed social media sites.

  16. Well I am loving this challenge. I liked the small posts. I will try and follow the idea too.
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    The Little Tigress