I signed up for a Writing Group last month. I found a group on Meetup.com that meets close to my home and had the characteristics of my ideal group. Online, they seemed like a good mix of people both experienced and beginner writers. The group is relatively small with 25 members, but they average about 15 members at each meeting. They meet once a month with the aim of making each other better writers. You can come to watch the first time or prepare 8-10 pages for the group to critique. They even have a whole list of guidelines and suggestions to take the scary out of of the process.
It all sounds great, doesn’t it? So, why did I chicken out on the first meeting? What am I scared of? The next meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday. I have RSVP’ed, but can I work up the courage to go this time? Help me out, group.
Are you a member of a writing group? Can you give me an idea of how your first meeting went? How has it affected your writing?