A few months ago, I started a writing group. I did what I was supposed to. I researched how to start it, run it, and what the basic rules should be. Should’ve been easy. In some ways it was, but it wasn’t in others. After some trial and error, here are a few things everyone needs to know to have a fantastically functioning writing group.
Getting involved in the book and writing community is REALLY important. Besides, it’s fun. Utah Books is mostly a group of book bloggers and writers. They have an annual social where they can all get together. We made bookmarks, had a book swap, and visited. Getting to meet other writers and book enthusiasts was the best part. Can’t wait to see everyone again !
Every writer will hit something like “writer’s block”. Either you’ve hit a dead end or you’re not sure how to get from point A to Point B. With editing, we do the same. All at once, you may hit an area that seems so far gone, that you’re not even sure if editing will fix it. The prose is sloppy, the plot is flimsy or
The sad truth is that a writer’s job is very confining. We sit a computer most the day (in our pajamas, no doubt), we read when we aren’t writing, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks during our chores and workouts. Other than going to the store, the post office, and other errands, we’re lucky when we go out for anything other than writing. It can
Whether you are blogging, using Facebook, Tweeting, or whatever, writers need to get active in the online community. If you’re writing and you aren’t doing any of these things (then you’re probably not reading this…but) you NEED to get busy. Authors today don’t have the luxury of being recluses. Agents and editors want to have authors you have a following or are comfortable in the