Whoah! Yesterday, I went to the first-ever gathering of my new writing group. Yes, a writing group, that meet in person. With physical bodies and everything. It’s a brand-new experience for me. I’ve been lucky enough to have the Inkpunks willing to read my stuff via the power of email, but it’s been about twelve years since I’ve gotten face-to-face criticism. Somehow it feels different.
Over the years, I’ve heard a lot about writing groups. There are those who swear by them. Those who swear at them. Those who have found them useless. Those whose love for their writing group takes them to new heights of rhapsody.
Today, I’m collecting your stories about your writing groups. What advice do you have for new writing groups? What funny stories or positive experiences would you like to share? And hell, what about your horror stories? I want to hear it all, people.
Hopefully, when I get done reading, I’ll still be just as excited about my new writing posse as I was last night!