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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