Writers write alone. Even at the local Starbucks, at some point it's you and the page. But no man, or woman, is an island, and the caring cultivation of a writing community, not the ubiquitous writing groups open to all, but the kind of community that is like a well-tended garden of varied flowers each cherished for its uniqueness and nurtured, is worth the time it takes to maintain. Savor this meditation bymetaphysical poetJohn Donne:
"No Man Is an Island"
No man is an island entire of itself; every man