Writing is social. I fought against this the moment I heard but when shortly after graduation when I was talking with some other writers… about writing… I realized that it’s true. So let me say it again for clarification:
WRITING IS SOCIAL!
There’s nothing you can do about it. As a writer you have a conversation with yourself about what to include in every piece, creative or otherwise. Don’t look at me like I’ve lost my mind. Just stay with me here. If you’ve ever questioned what made you write that sentence, you communed with yourself. Sounds a little risque when I word it that way, but whatever. After you’ve gone through your entire piece you take it to your Beta readers.
Now you all have to talk about this piece. Looks like you’re all working on the same project. What’s that word for that again…? Oh right!