Way back in 2014, I was listening to a speaker on a telesummit talking about the benefits of having an on-the-go business. It was interesting and exciting to think about being able to work from anywhere in the world. Though I am not a wanderlust, I do enjoy traveling.
I realized, however, that the only times I ever seem to travel is to go to writing conferences, workshops, or retreats, and to go to running events such as the Cooper River Bridge Run, the largest 10k foot race of the southeast, and other races like marathons, half marathons, and the occasional trail race.
That’s when the idea for Writers Who Run was born, a community of writers who are also passionate about running. According to the data in Facebook’s audience insights, there are MILLIONS of us! So, I created a private Facebook group as a place where we can come together to talk about both our passions of writing and running. We have over 750 people in the group!
Some used to run and now only walk. Some only walk, but want to get into running. Avid walkers and hikers are valuable members of the Writers Who Run family too. And some of our runners are also coaches. There are several members of the group who have placed in their age group for some races.
Aside from the Facebook group, there’s also the Write Wild blog. Topics include writing tips, story elements, how to write a picture book, how to plot a novel, characterization, the author’s life, interviews, running, and so much more. The basic categories are:
- The Author’s Life
- Picture Book Writing
- Plot Arc Library
- Story Elements
- Writers Who Run
Last, but certainly not least, is the Writers Who Run Retreat, accompanied by the Writers Who Run 5k and 10k Race for Literacy. The retreat is a 6-day, 5-night event for writers to learn, grow, get feedback and make stronger bonds with other writers in the Writers Who Run community.
So, go ahead and click on one of images below to embark on your own Writers Who Run journey. Let’s run with it!