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I would like to add my comments here.
I agree with what is said about writing groups being beneficial. I think that we must collaborate to a certain degree with others who are like-minded.
I do not however belong to more than one writing group.
I know it is a cliché, but it is my believe that too many cooks spoil the soup. So, I keep my writing critique partners few and far between.
That having been said, I do belong to the exploration in writing group mentioned here.
You may think that writing is a solitary endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. I belong to several writing groups that meet regularly to write, share, and critique our work. Today, I’d like to talk about two of them that have been beneficial to me over the years.
The first is called Third Thursday Poets. This started in 2006 as a nine-week class taught by an instructor who was, herself, a published poet. After the class ended, we agreed to meet once a month, and the instructor offered to continue facilitating our meetings. This went on for about two years until our instructor felt she needed to leave the group. We’ve been meeting monthly ever since and take turns facilitating our meetings.
We usually meet for about two hours. Our facilitator provides a prompt that we write on for about twenty minutes. We then each share what we’ve written…
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