Writing is a lonely business, so it’s important to build and nurture a network of personal contacts. Colleagues, critique partners, instructors, supportive friends . . . these are all people you’ll want on your team to offer encouragement, information, advice, or just to serve as a sounding board when those inevitable rejections knock the wind from your sails. In this section (use the links below or in the sidebar to the right) you’ll find several resources to help you along your path toward a successful writing career.