Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Why I Heart Writing Groups

So a bit of confession this morning: I'd been having a bear of a time with my latest book proposal last week. I spent part of the week avoiding it and doing other things. Then I went to the beach for the weekend with my computer (and with Marco) and tried again. And then my writers' group met last night and reaffirmed my faith.

So here's a little shout out to my writers' group, which is named Matilda, after the cat at the Algonquin Hotel, which is where we had our first meeting. And a shout out, too, to the Invisible Institute, my other writers group, which has been meeting now for 4 years. Yes, I am in two of these groups. Because writing groups keep me going, and this girl just can't get enough.

And while I'm at it, a shout out to all the writers groups and communities out there that keep us writers going. Writing is SO much better when not tried alone.


Anonymous said...

I am in two groups currently and was in one back in Iowa as well. It was not about the sharing or reviewing either (though that is nice) but just being around others who write (women especially) and talking about the process and the whys of it.

Alison said...

I heart my writing group, as well! And I can't wait to thank the Super Ninja Writing Force in the acknowledgments page for my book.