So I’m actually considering joining a writing group.
:O Whaaa…? Yeah.
Well one, I’ll be expected to come in each week with work done–which, coming up on the last leg of this E7 project, can’t be a bad thing–and two, I could meet other (fantasy) writers in my area. (Sometimes I find I just want to talk about what I’m writing about but can’t because I haven’t shared the whole story with anyone yet and don’t want to spoil anything. Plus, it would be nice to be able to talk about airships and elementalism and lobotomy with people who are less likely to look at me like I’m from another planet! *cue X-files music*)
Only problem is the last time I was searching for groups where I live they weren’t so much “in my area” as “on the other side of the Phoenix Valley,” with commutes ranging between 45 minutes to an hour+.
-__- (Such is with everything worth visiting here, it seems.)
Anyway, back then I was on meetup.com, so maybe some newer, closer groups have formed since then. If not, I’ll have to check elsewhere!
Making The Most Of Writing Groups
I know some of you all have been/are involved in writing groups. How has your experience been with them? Got any insights on how they generally work or tips to get the most out of them?