You don't have to stop being a writer if you start being a carer.
Are you a professional writer with caring responsibilities for someone with an illness or disability? If so, you might wish to join this SoA group which aims to help keep writers writing. Here's Jim Green to tell you more about the Group...
The Writers as Carers group is a support group which helps SoA members with caring responsibilities keep in touch with the writing community and keep writing.
There are lots of organisations, such as Carers UK and Carers Trust, who offer practical help and advice to carers. What makes this support group different, is that it offers support to professional writers, helping them to keep writing whilst fulfilling their caring responsibilities.
If you would like to join this support group, please email Anna Ganley.
The Writers as Carers discussion forum is an online space for members to connect without pressure to contribute, although members share tips and advice, as well as their writing.
We also have a private Facebook discussion group, which is very active. If you'd like to join this Group, please send a 'friend request' to the SofA Facebook page or email Anna Ganley.
The Hangout Cafe
We run monthly online get-togethers using Google Hangouts (Google's video-calling facility) where members can chat with other members of the Group online. Depending on your computer or device, this could be either an audio or video call.
If you're interested in joining a group chat, email Anna and she will send you the joining instructions.
Haven't used Google Hangouts before? Follow these step-by-step joining instructions to help you get started. You can also watch this short video from Google to find out how a Google Hangout works.
Writers as Carers Group Webinars
Jim Green asks what kind of webinars would members of this Group find useful? Please comment on the forum with your feedback and/or suggestions of topics.
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