open invitation no. 24: Make writer friends.

Writer friends are important.

The act of writing is rather solitary, which is why writer friends are essential. It’s one of the endearing things about Sharing Our Stories and the abbreviation — SOS. The distress signal, SOS, is not an abbreviation. I wrote about it here, when I was first dreaming about #SOSmagic…

For a long time I thought the magic of story came from stacking words. Recently, I realized the magic of story happens when a story is released into the world and it wraps around someone’s heart. The magic pulses when that someone lets the writer know the story mattered.

Reach out to someone who you know wants to write and invite them to join us. Help them set up a blog…or dust off an old one. Reach out to someone from our #SOSmagic community and nudge them to write. Even if you haven’t written for awhile, it’s still okay to reach out to a writer friend.

Writer friends are important.


Open your blog and write a post. Just write.


Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.


Pop around and visit some other blogs. Leave a comment about the ideas or the craft…encourage and soak up the magic that will find you.

grab an image for your blog

Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!

Offer an invitation to others.

I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

20 thoughts on “open invitation no. 24: Make writer friends.

    1. I loved your small space and your wonderings
      I wonder the same things too. Also. Later in the year I was going to have the kids design a small home. I would love to use your experiences as a guide.


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