I’m going to another meeting of my writer’s group this evening, and I’m excited. Getting feedback from other people who struggle with the same stuff I do is something I really look forward to. I really hope it goes well, and that I will be able to contribute to the overall improvement of the group.
Writing groups aren’t always for everyone, though. This group requires participation in critiques in order to receive any. Constructive criticism is a great way to improve writing, but sometimes people might not be able to see past the feedback for what it really is – a chance to get some support for one’s work. The thought of having one’s labors dissected in front of them is enough to terrify even the bravest people.
Still, this group has only met twice, but I hope that it lasts for a while. The people I’ve met are amazing, and they’re a very welcoming bunch. Between this and the write-in that I drop by, I can say that the writers I meet here in Huntsville are a good bunch of people.