Golden Rules for Writing Groups

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Rochelle Siemienowicz

Some geniuses write alone. Without a single word of encouragement or criticism, these annoyingly self-motivated authors emerge with a fully formed masterpiece ready for publication. For the rest of us, being part of a community of other writers helps us polish our work and find new publishing opportunities – not to mention helping us maintain sanity in a world where words are cheap and writers are seen as financial fools in the thrall of some ridiculous bohemian mythology. Having friends and colleagues on the same journey makes us feel a little less weird, and makes the trip more fun – especially if there’s wine, cheese and gossip involved.

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