A Writing Journey

If you are a mostly solitary writer like me, the prospect of joining a writer’s group may seem overwhelming. Maybe you don’t even know where to start. But I believe having the support of other writers is essential to a satisfactory NaNo experience. And so here are a couple tips to join or form your own group.

1.Talk to your friends. If any of them are writers you might have a ready made writer’s group – that is if you feel comfortable sharing with them. I know sometimes it’s better to have people at a distance take a look at (and yes, critique) your work and keep your friends in their supportive role.

2.Check MeetUp. I know, it’s one of those meet people online sort of sites. But they have specific groups for writers. It might be worth a try.

3.Check your local library. Sometimes libraries host writing groups, and if you live in a city you’re sure to get a diverse group there!

4.Check NaNo. There are write-in groups and forums for a bit more distance, if you aren’t interested in actually meeting people in person.

5.If you are in college, there may be a campus group for you to join. Or, you may be able to find other writers in the English department. It’s not the only place to find them, but it’s the one place that’s a guarantee.

Good luck finding your group!

Next time: Caffeine


Comments on: "NaNo Prep: Join a Writer’s group" (1)

  1. Meetup’s a great resource – I found both of my writing groups there! I love being in a writing group. Most of the critiques have been extremely helpful and insightful. It’s important to get multiple eyes on a piece, and it’s also nice to socialize with people you have such a big thing in common with.

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