Most likely, some periods of solitude are necessary for you to write effectively. Perhaps you are even a writer who cannot write at all if not alone.
On the other hand, your experiences in life—most of all the experiences during which you interact with other human beings—most likely form the pivotal inspiration for your writing.
In short, you need to embody the solitary writer and the socializing writer at once—or at least alternately—in order to be a good writer.
Commit and Conquer
When solitude strikes and you are intent on writing, commit to writing, and make sure you write! Solitude is precious and seemingly more rare as your life progresses, so use your time to write alone in optimal fashion.
On the opposite, social end of the spectrum, seek out unique experiences, perhaps even experiences that you would not ordinarily gravitate towards, because in doing so you will meet a diverse variety of friends along the way! Perspective is essential for a good writer, and the more people’s shoes you can walk in a day earnestly, the more cultivated your perspective becomes.
Defend Your Right to Write
Sometimes solitude is difficult to come by. Whether the perpetrator of your lack of alone time is a busy schedule or an overload of social interaction, you need to find a way to get away and write. Renounce pointless activities or filler in your day-to-day routine. Have the courage and willpower to avoid fruitless or selfish activities.
You Are a Person First, Writer Second
Though writing may be your passion, and you could indeed be labeled a “writer,” understand that you are simply a social being first. If you navigate through life while overbearingly self-identifying as a writer and as someone who is on Earth to write, you are in danger of losing perspective.
Plus, you should have numerous passions besides writing that compose your life, making it an adventure for you. Make sure you live in the moment and enjoy your unique journey every day, and in doing so you will have genuine experiences and be given inspiration and material for writing without even asking for it.
Light on Your Feet
Embodying both the solitary and social as a writer is not easy at first. But the key is to stay light on your feet. In other words, never dwell on one mood or activity for too long. Experience life as it comes, and pay as much attention as possible to every moment. If you love to write, you will naturally find time to write. And if you approach life earnestly as a social being who is sharing this journey with others, you will have plenty of writing material to work with.