should i join my towns writers group

United States
July 14, 2008 4:34pm CST
Well i have only been writing my first book and been wondering if i should join this group they meet two times a month at the libary in my town. Novice and experienced writers meet the first and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm in the Library Community Room. is what it says, so should i do this or not.
4 responses
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yes, you should definitely go and check it out at least once! You might find a world of help there- not to mention some new good friends who share an interest with you. Oh, by the way, I got your email with the first section of your story. I'll send an email back with my response later tonight, okay? I got a bit bogged down at work, so I couldn't finish it then.
• United States
14 Jul 08
thanks and take your time, just let me know what you think after you read it, thats all i've written so far (what i emailed) except for a couple of things that i have added since then, i will defently try this, for i do not have any friends (its not that im picky i just cant be with someone that is not on my lvl.) anyways i will talk to you later
@gemini_rose (16193)
14 Jul 08
If it was me then I would I think it is well worth joining this group as some of them can be really helpful and will probably give you lots of tips and hints. So yes go!!
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• United States
14 Jul 08
thanks, im just too shy, then i wonder if they will all be snooty, but i dont know, it worth a try, thanks
@patgalca (14236)
• Orangeville, Ontario
15 Jul 08
I joined the writing group in my town 4 years ago. They also meet twice a month at the library, but we have gone so much further than that. We share information we find online, we go to seminars and workshops together, we meet other authors, and we really are a great bunch of friends who enjoy each other's company. It is better to share your work with writers in a group than to post it online. I am wary about people stealing my ideas from online, but also any work online is considered published and in most cases is not eligible for contests. The writing group has been the best thing for me. My writing has improved ten-fold, I am more motivated to write, and I have made some great friends. Check out the two articles I wrote on the subject: http://www.writinghood.com/Writing/10-Benefits-of-Joining-a-Writing-Group.72571 http://www.writinghood.com/Writing/How-to-Start-and-Manage-a-Writing-Group.80233 I'm not suggesting you start your own group. If you have one to join then go for it. If it doesn't work out, if you don't gel well with the people, you can always start your own. Joining a writing group has been the best thing that has happened to me to help me reach my dream of becoming a published author. Good luck to you!
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• India
15 Jul 08
Hi libertarianfreedom21, You should join your towns writers group not because you have writing a book but because to sharpen your writing skills. You will be meeting other writers and you can interact with them and get few more ideas. I am also a writer(In my mother tounge - Telugu) and I have written 4 short stories and 3 big stories which were published in some leading magazines. I am a member of my city's writers guild and my experience of interacting with them paved way for me to improve my writing. so, don't hesitate - join as soon as possible. Good Luck.