Charlotte Dillon’s website, Charlotte’s Web, has been named one of Writer’s Digest’s top picks, and her listserve, The Romance Writers’ Community (RWC), is a great asset to ~2,000 romance writers who want to connect. Therese and Kathleen recently chatted with Charlotte about the importance of building associations in an otherwise lonely profession and how she got her start as web mistress extraordinaire!
Interview with Charlotte Dillon
Q: How important do you think it is for writers to seek out other writers through different forums?
A: Writing is a solitary activity. Often the people around us who we normally count on for support, like family and close friends, really have no idea what we are going through when we get stuck in that sagging middle or get a rejection, or even win a writing contest or an award. Other writers get it, they’ve been there, they sympathize and celebrate with us in a way only another writer can.
Q: When did you decide to go from being Charlotte Dillon, writer, to Charlotte Dillon, writer, web mistress and Yahoo group queen? What was your journey like? [Read more…]