I have been giving this a lot of thought lately, I have read a lot about the benefits of a writing group. Having your worked critiqued by an honest group would be very beneficial. I also enjoy reading other people’s work. There is a local writing group that meets once a month at our local library but so far I have resisted going.
It might seem strange to why I haven’t done it, but I do find joining new groups in the flesh very hard. I live in a rural area and it can be very cliquey. Being a teacher doesn’t help, I relay don’t want to turn up and find one of them is related to someone I teach or have taught in the past. I did briefly toy with starting my own writing group up but then would have the added hassle of organising it, I already have far too much to fill my time as it is. I will have to stop being a wimp and just go. The next meeting is on the 5th March I will have screw my courage to the sticking place and just go, what is the worst that can happen?
Anyone have any experience of writing groups, both good and bad?