If you're a writer, do you belong to a writers group? If not, perhaps you should consider seeking out a group to join.
Writing is a tough profession, one with plenty of challenges and rejection. Just learning the craft takes a huge amount of effort, and then you also have to learn about the industry.
A writers group is a place to be accepted and encouraged while you learn, perfect your craft, and submit for publication.
I’m a member of an amazing local writers group, . BTW, If you don't live in the Denver area, there's another WFTJ -- in Southeast Texas.
The WFTJ writers are cheerleaders, encouragers, counselors (when needed), teachers, and critiquers.
Each week at WFTJ we have a lesson on some aspect of craft or marketing. It’s like going to a weekly seminar. We also have the opportunity to share our work for a group critique.
Once a month, WFTJ hosts a guest speaker and holds our meeting at a local Barnes & Noble. Our speakers are agents, editors, multi-published authors, or an authority on some aspect of the industry.
I also belong to an online writers group, American Christian Fiction Writers. I truly believe I wouldn’t be published today if it were not for ACFW.
I ACFW joined in 2001, and I credit them with helping me to hang in there while I learned the craft. And of course there’s the big plus, which is their yearly conference.
Come on. Life’s hard enough without going it on your own as a writer. Find a group and get plugged in.