I have been in various writing groups over the past twenty-five years. Some have been very helpful while others have hurt my writing and probably my feelings too which almost made me lose my motivation to continue.
I am lucky I am a person who will hang in and try to see if the group can work for me imperfectly. I’d ask myself what would I get out of it, not what I thought I need. Let’s try it that way for awhile. For instance, I joined in with group of long-term male writers whom I had admired for their activist work with good meaningful subjects in their work. In the group were some men who wrote in an organized linear way. It worked for them and I liked their work too. Continue reading “Writing Groups” »