My Writers’ Group

My dear friend Jen must’ve been reading my mind. I was planning to post about the writing group I’ve attended (and loved) for years and years: Terrace Writers’ Guild, or TWG. (Okay, so it’s not the cleverest moniker; at least people know what our club is about!)

Jen, however, beat me to it and in a lovely, poetic way that makes you feel like you popped into the meeting for a few minutes. I may still write about it too at some point, but here’s her take on her writing group. And mine. I think the affection and appreciation she feels is pretty clear. How about you all . . . Do you have a face-to-face writing group you attend? Did you ever? What are pros to having one? Are there ever cons?

Happy writing,
Ev

6 thoughts on “My Writers’ Group

  1. Been in 3. One was a positive experience. Two not so. Big problem? Participants preoccupation with style and genre, not craft.

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  2. I’m looking for one now. It’s been some time since I’ve been part of one, and I miss it. Not only for the feedback but for the connection with other writers. Plus I love reading the work of others…

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  3. I’ve been in four. TWG was awesome and still is. Two, not so much: in one, the members were too preoccupied with ego, and in the other, there was a terrible lack of interest in writing. However, the one I just joined looks promising. It probably won’t be like TWG, but at least the people like to write and they like each other!

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  4. Dear Sandysays,

    Thanks for posting. Snobs are tiring; writers who feel that good writing is limited to one specific style of writing or genre are, well, _limited_.

    What do you write?

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  5. Jennifer, I really hope you find a new writing group. Having flesh and blood people that you actually have to check-in with face-to-face at a regularly scheduled time is a great way to be be kept accountable. Good luck in your search!

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  6. And TWG _still_ misses you, Ang–long distance is not the same (but it’s better than nothing!). I’m glad you’ve found a new group to call home though (we’ll just pretend your bad experiences didn’t happen. :))

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