By: Marilyn L. Davis
Guest Writers and Their Stories
While there are about 23 million people in recovery, there still aren’t enough of us writing about addiction and recovery to help all of those people, family, and friends who are still struggling.
One of the best ways to make sure that more people get help is to invite guest writers to submit to From Addict 2 Advocate. Why guest writers?
Because how I share the lessons I’ve learned in 32 years of abstinence-based recovery might not work for everyone. Or, the words in my writing might not touch a particular reader.
Why Should You Share on From Addict 2 Advocate?
Some of the best reasons to share here are:
- Your lessons are different than mine.
- How you practice principles, find solutions, or encourage others is different than mine.
- You can offer solutions that work, too.
- Your post reinforces that “Recovery Works.”
The subtle differences in how we write about recovery will reach someone who’s struggling. It’s your voice, style, or tone that will help when I can’t.
Besides helping others, links to your blog, books, and other writing benefit you as a writer.
Readers Need Your Distinct Voice
Most of us like ice-cream and some of us prefer vanilla over chocolate. Other people always pick strawberry. It’s the same for our writing. One person relates to what you wrote; another finds comfort or directions from my words. But when we share the same message that “Recovery Works,” the distinctive words that we use will help reach a wider audience.
Too many people want to blog alone. Collaborative writing differs; more people write, and more people read. That means that more people understand the message.
Guest Writers Help Someone Grow in Their Recovery
Regardless of how it’s said or who says it, we’ve all got to work together to get the message out there.
From Addict 2 Advocate is growing, publishing guest writers, finding the best information out there to help people get and keep their recovery, and giving people support, resources, and time-tested solutions for their problems.
But most importantly, From Addict 2 Advocate wants to give people hope.
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That’s why I want guest writers to share their stories.
Why don’t you consider writing a guest post for From Addict 2 Advocate, so there’s another voice reinforcing that “Recovery Works.”
Here’s a link to submission guidelines. Send your submission, short bio, links to your blog or books, and head-shot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing and recovery heal the heart.
Marilyn L. Davis is the author of Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate and Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook.