Join a writing group. It’s one of the most common pieces of advice writers hear. And with justification: writing groups can provide support, advice and feedback. They are a sounding board for ideas, a chance to meet other writers in your geographical or authorial area, or simply an opportunity to write without the distractions of everyday life. Discussions might focus on critiquing, craft or industry gossip. No writing group is the same. The trick is finding the group that’s right for you.