Cover artwork of the Community Issue: Pen and colored pencil illustrations of people of different genders, ethnicities, and sizes clustered together in harmony
As a Writer, How Do You Build Community? Part Three
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On Twitter, we asked our members, “As a writer, how do you build community?” Here’s what they said:


With relentless gratitude and impossible acts of trust. But also with cash money. I pay all my artists. It’s never what they’re worth, but it’s always with a huge portion of that aforementioned relentless gratitude.

Timothy Huang
New York, NY


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was a 2012 Dramatists Guild Fellow for musical theatre and writes music, lyrics, and book in New York City. He currently serves on the Dramatists Guild Council as well as the DG Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Elana Gartner

has written Because of Beth (Productions: Howick Little Theatre; The Workshop Theater), Daughter (Reading: UpTheater Company; PlayLab Selection, 2013 Great Plains Theatre Conference), Before Lesbians (Reading: Oberlin College), Pilar’s Brother (Reading: Repertorio Español), Cortex Kin (Reading: Dixon Place), Spinning (Production:Fabrefaction Theater Company), and Ernie Evan (Productions: Genesis Repertory Theater; Heights Players, 6x10 Festival).