One of the things you need as a writer is – more writers! Like any endeavor, it helps to be surrounded by people who understand the challenges, with whom you can exchange tips and commiseration. But writer-friends are even better than the average professional network, because they also bring you beautiful stories!

We read one another’s work – and sometimes, we “beta read” (read it before it’s complete) to help a fellow writer fine-tune their tale. I had the chance to read some of writer-friend Diana Brown‘s stories just before they were published, and I enjoyed them – so when they were released, she sent me a copy of the book! I’m looking forward to reading the other authors in Iron Faerie Publishing‘s Arcane Anthology!