FloridaBorne, Joelle Legendre has published 7 facts about writing that we might not know (yet). Now we do. Thank you, Joelle!
Here are a few
dingleberrysnuggets of wisdom that every new writer needs to know:
- A writer lives to write. Period. If you write for any other reason, please do everyone a favor and get a prescription for Prozac immediately.
- If deadlines are your constant companions, they’re not compatible with cats.
- Writing is easy. Accepting constructive criticism makes you a better writer. But the reaction you have after your editor says you must remove your favorite chapter? That’s God’s way of telling you that you have not yet learned to forgive.
- Not everyone is going to like your book. As an example, my book is fun to read…who wouldn’t like it? I was in Wal-Mart’s vegetable section when a friend told me she couldn’t read past the first sex scene.
- There are over 29 million books on Amazon. For my first book, I chose to do my own marketing. It’s like trying to…
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Sheila M. Good published a post answering the question on how to start a writing group. Thank you for this very educational and informative blog post, Sheila!
Welcome to another, belated, You Asked, the Experts Answer, segment. This week’s question: How do you start an online writer’s group?
I’ve been a member of the South Carolina’s Writer’s Group, which met monthly at our local library, but haven’t participated in an online group before and I’ve certainly never thought about starting one – until now. So, what does it take to start a group?
Where to Begin:
- Establish your goals -What do you want to offer or accomplish with your members? Is the group a support network, forum for learning, an opportunity to share, or provide critiques of each other’s work?
- Determine membership -Is the membership voluntary or fee based? Is it open to experienced, emerging, or writers at all levels? Will membership be limited or open to all?
- Member participation – How will you recruit or encourage member participation? Offer live or Twitter chats, tutorials, or…
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