Today’s guest post comes from Author Caryn Rose, author of B-Sides & Broken Hearts. Caryn tells us how her writing group won her over!
For years, I went to writing groups, and thought that something was wrong with me: it seemed like all anyone wanted to do was talk about why they weren’t writing, and get permission from the group to not write. I had already wasted enough time making excuses for not writing, and now that I was writing, this was not helpful. So I swore off writing groups.
But my best friend was one of those people who, through her line of work, knew many smart and interesting people, and she told me about a friend of hers who had a writing group. I told her the story. She’s one of those people who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. She insisted that this particular friend wasn’t lame. I agreed to go to a meeting just to make her shut the hell up and prove her wrong.
And then I met the women of the Seattle Writer’s Bloc and I had to eat copious amounts of crow.
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