Writers need other writers. We do. We need other writers to learn from, to lean on, to just hang out and talk the biz with. Sometimes non-writers just don't "get us." But writers do! They understand that hearing voices in our heads doesn't make us crazy--actually, to other writers we sound quite sane.
Rachel Harrie over at Rach Writes developed a way for other writers to come together and get to know one another. It's called the Third Writer's Platform Campaign. Since she had such a great turn out last year, she's only keeping it open until the 30th of August. So go check it out now. It's a great opportunity to get to know other writers in your same genre and make some lasting friendships as well. I'm signing up right now.