To be a leader, be a bridge. – Welsh proverb
Tri-Valley Writers been a bridge since 2005, bringing writers together to share information and ideas. Club members span all generations and all genres. While we still boast of members who joined when the corner stones were set, we are growing month by month. We are also growing year by year, changing venues and meeting styles, expanding our outreach to the community, and sprouting new critique groups faster than dandelions after the rain.
In the coming membership year, become a bridge – and a leader. If envisioning yourself as the Golden Gate gives you a case of vertigo, start smaller. Talk to a committee chair about volunteering as an assistant, or for a special project. Become a mentor in a critique group. Give voice to that cool idea for a speaker or a contest – and offer to make some phone calls, or head the committee. Do something – not because you possess super powers, but because you are a writer, a storyteller, an artist. Share your gifts, and watch as something extraordinary happens. Watch as your confidence grows, your contacts expand, your skills improve. Watch as you become the world-shaker you were meant to be.