"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)


A New Writing Group

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and joined a new writing group.  I'm currently in David Farland's (Of Daily Kick in the Pants fame) Women's Fiction writing group.  All the groups are new, and ours hasn't quite taken off yet.  By sheer force of attrition, I am the group leader.  Interpretation: Literally EVERYONE refused to be group leader.  Haha!  No problem, I've got some pretty good organizational skills, so it should be fine.

I'm looking forward to another forum for sharing and learning.  I'm excited to be exposed to a greater variety of work and experience.  I like the idea of setting goals and having other people hold my feet to the fire.  You'll have to tell me if you think my stories get better because of it. ;)


Tristi Pinkston said...

I know that my writing group has made all the difference in my process. I used to go through six or eight drafts, but with my group's input, I'm down to three or four, and their comments are always so good.

Shelli said...

Thank you, Tristi, I'm hoping to see the same growth in myself as a writer.

Renee said...

Looking forward to your stories....and hope this group is all you hope for. I belong to a very small one myself and enjoy it.

Cathryn Grant said...

It sounds great. How many people? I've been in online groups and face-to-face and they really moved my writing forward.

Shelli said...

Thanks, Renee, it looks promising so far. Cathryn, there are about eight of us. It's a very diverse group, so I think it will be nice to get some very different perspectives.