Writing Together

As is so often said, writing is a solitary activity. Whilst I relish the company of family and friends, I require solitude to write.

My love of solitude does, I believe go back to childhood/my teenage years. I remember, on my 18th birthday saying “goodnight” to everyone who had come to celebrate with me and going to bed! Well it was late and I was tired, and I’m not a party animal!

Returning to the subject of writing. In my place of work we have a creative writing group. Recently it was decided to set aside an hour during which people could go online (using Microsoft Teams) and write together. People can share their writing (or not as they wish), and most people sit in silence for the whole hour.

The below poem was composed yesterday during one of these sessions:

“Listening to the falling
Rain.
Recalling
The same
Thought; This rain
Will remain.
And, when I am gone
I shall be as one,
With the rain.”

I would be interested to know whether any of my readers have written together, whether online or whilst in the same physical space?

7 thoughts on “Writing Together

  1. blindzanygirl

    Ah, that one went through okay. So, my original comment was that I have never written with anyone else except fleetingly, whilst in creative writing classes. I like the idea though, and maybe you and I could try it together and seecwhere we end up.

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    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Hi Lorraine. Many thanks for your comment and your email. I’m sorry you have been experiencing problems in commenting on mine (and other people’s) blogs. Yes, I would enjoy trying writing together with you. I’ll be in touch via email about that. All the best. Kevin

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  2. V.M.Sang

    An interesting thought, Kevin. I’ve never written together. It would be interesting to try it.
    Oh, and I love the poem that came out of your writing together.

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    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Many thanks for commenting, Vivienne. If you are interested in trying it, please do feel free to drop me an email and we can arrange something, maybe over Zoom?

      I’m delighted you like the poem.

      Best wishes. Kevin

      Reply
  3. Victoria Zigler (@VictoriaZigler)

    I was in a writing group once. We met weekly to discuss writing, get feedback on our writing if we wanted it, and sometimes do a bit of writing together. Mostly though the writing part was done between sessions by ourselves, since I think we all liked the group more for the discussions and feedback than anything – I know I did. I actually met with what was essentially the same group on a different day of the week, because we also had a book club. So one day we were a writing group discussing our own writing, and another we were a book club discussing that of others we’d agreed to all read.

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    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      That is interesting, Tori, particularly the fact that you met the same group both for writing and (separately) to discuss books in a book club. All the best. Kevin

      Reply

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