On Writing Groups

A Writing Group PhotoBe it for a need to socialize, for networking, or simply to recharge the creative batteries, writers often turn to organizations like writing groups or clubs, critique groups, associations, and societies. I can tell you from personal experience that when you find the right writing group for you that you’ll learn more by being in the presence of other writers than from a library full of books about writing. Almost by osmosis. Because, although the act of writing itself is a very solitary thing to do, writers are social creatures. Story tellers. It’s far more fun to spin a good yarn with an audience than without it. And critical feedback by colleagues is invaluable. Continue reading “On Writing Groups”