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  • Writer's pictureIan Brooks

Are Writers Usually Lonely?

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One of the downsides to being a writer is that it can be quite a lonely profession. While this suits many writers as they do enjoy their own company more than the company of others, it can also prove isolating. Even if you aren’t a full-time writer and you just sit down to write a book as a hobby, the overwhelming stillness and quiet of the whole process can feel overwhelming.

This is why it is so important for writers or anyone trying to write to be conscious of their mental health. They should check in with themselves regularly and if they have someone close to them, should check in with them too. It can also be difficult to spot changes in our own character and if a friend, family or loved one notices something different about them, it could be time to sit back and think about it.

It's always a good idea to increase your social interaction as a writer. Whether this is going for a walk with friends or taking part in a group activity, it helps to change things up and relax your mind.

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