- Despite being so far away they still manage to get you! In a world where you feel misunderstood by many this can mean a lot.
- They can relate to your writer mood swings and know what’s it like to type and cry.
- They are always full of writing advice and useful information. You won’t pay attention to it but after you have learnt the hard way you will say to yourself “wish I had listened to them, they were right!”
- They can be very calming. Sometimes their comment on your blog or their email will make you feel less stressed about writing.
- International writing friends give amazing ‘virtual hugs!’ – they write HUGS in caps and you are both virtually hugging.
- You don’t need to cook them anything fancy or invite them round your house.
- You don’t need to travel too far to see them, just whip out your laptop or phone.
- If you are a newbie writer the chances are that they have been where you are right now and they can sympathise with your frustrations.
- They will support you on social media by tweeting or pinning your stuff. They will drop by your blog.
- They make you smile and laugh when you are feeling glum. They always seem to know when you are creatively low.
- They tell you not to quit when you tweet about giving up.
- They are honest with you but in a nice constructive way.
- They are creative like you.
- International writing friends are awake when you can’t sleep so are ideal for a late night creative chat.
- International writing friends understand that you are nuts. This might be because they are crackers too!
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