Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursdays Children...Inspired by Meeting Other Writers

I'm late for Thursday's Children, an awesome bloghop about inspiration hosted by Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez. Still, I figured better late than never. If you are looking for some great ways to get inspired, make sure to check out the bloghop, the link is at the bottom of the page. 

So, this month I finally did something I've been meaning to do for awhile. I started my own Writers group/Critique group on Meet-Up. Com. I held my first  meeting tonight and people actually showed up. Yay! We had a turn-out of six people and everyone seemed really cool. We have a variety of different writing styles, and a mix of experienced writers and novice writers, so it seems like it will be interesting to see how everyone comes together. 

I'm normally pretty introverted, so putting myself in charge and making sure I met
other writers was a pretty big step for me, but one I'm glad I took. I really hope the group works out because knowing we are meeting every other week will keep me on track with my writing while also giving me something to look forward to. 

Talking to you guys online is great, but it's also fun to get to actually talk writing face to face. How about you guys? Do you have writer friends? Do any of you belong to critique groups? How is the group run? Do you do writing exercises or just critique for one another or talk about different topics? Any ideas for me on how to keep things interesting? 

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  1. That's great the group is off to a good start! I've never belonged to an in-person group. My test readers I meet in person, but my critique partners have all been online.

  2. I made a bunch of new writing friends in November, but found sometimes writing friends aren't the best people to ask for critiquing your work. I think a group of random people may almost be better. Less personal when starting out.

    I've still never really had anything of mine officially critiqued. Some have checked out my fiction blog and I think I've had maybe... 2 comments?

    Face to Face is a lot different than online. I joined a critique group on Meetup, but have avoided going thanks to my wondrous anxiety lol

    Great to hear the group had a good turn out and I hope it's still going strong as the weeks have gone by.

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink