We Write, We Read, We All Have a Story
Many bloggers turn into published authors and so we all can relate to the idea of joining a writing group where we could bounce our ideas off one another. "The Writing Circle " by Corinne Demas explores the somewhat complicated relationships between different types of writers involved in a writing group.
Each writer has their own, unique story - in what they are writing but also in their personal life. Written from these different perspectives, we get the 'whole' story while we witness the characters' struggle with each other, and with their families.
We learn one of the members is even more conniving than we had suspected...and has a secret. It was hard to put the book down as I was waiting for the rest of the writing group to 'catch' the thief amongst them who has stolen another member's story.
We Own our Ideas
"The Writing Circle " touches a nerve with anyone who writes - especially bloggers. Every one of us knows someone who has had something (a blog post, a photo, a business idea) stolen from them. Sometimes the post or content is re-purposed, but often times not, and then it's posted on another website. Our stories are pieces of us...memories, wishes, dreams, fears, and they often tell stories of our family. To have our original stories stolen and presented as someone else's idea is nothing but infuriating. However, with millions of blogs out there, is it possible something thought was our idea may have been sparked by something else we've read?
This is the issue that comes to a front in "The Writing Circle ".
Good read, interesting story, and relevant to anyone who enjoys reading or writing.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of "The Writing Circle" for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published. Some links are affiliate links.