Word-Nerds Unite! Affiliate with Supportive People and Organizations
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an eclectic and voracious reader, a writer/author, a book coach, editor, and writing mentor/teacher. In short, I am a word-nerd. I also like to affiliate with supportive people and organizations.
I have loved words since the days when, in excited anticipation of when my own turn would come to be able to attend school, I would watch my mother help my older brother sound them out. I knew that reading would grant me entrance into a world of fascination and knowledge and could already imagine savoring those magical word formulae on my tongue.
Needless to say, I learned to read long before I entered Kindergarten.
Poetry. Short stories. Books. I love them all. Stories are my homeland. Characters my besties. Authors are my people, my community.
I am also a firm believer in the cliché of the rising tide lifting all boats, which is why I support so many by volunteering as the Arizona Regional Advisor for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), continuously seek out opportunities to teach, and write blogs and SM posts on craft.
As a life-long learner, I am a skill seeker, an informational treasure hunter, a fact finder. I revel when learning a new concept, mastering a new skill, or just gaining a deeper understanding of something. When it comes to writing craft, I love leveling up, discovering new ways to look at things, and I am prone to happy dancing when I find a new and more resonant way to articulate the knowledge I already have, or exploring a new entry point into story.
All this is to say, that I am finding new ways to do this work in the world. Not only the work of writing, but the work of supporting others on this amazing journey. So, it isn’t any surprise that I became a certified Book Coach. Nor should it astonish anyone to know that I continue to align myself with incredible supportive organizations like the SCBWI.
My newest alignment is with ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors). ALLi adheres to strict member requirements and follows a rigorous vetting process for Partners. They are “a professional business membership organisation for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, we provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.”
I am excited by the mission match between Book Coaching by Sharon and ALLi, and I am honored to have been approved as a Partner Member of this wonderfully supportive group.
If you are an Indie Author like me, who likes to affiliate with supportive people and organizations, looking for community and writing support/resources that have been strictly vetted, you might want to consider joining this excellent organization.
Click the link to see what benefits ALLi has to offer:
(Full disclosure, I get affiliate credit, if you use this link to join.)