How to Find a Quality Writing Group
This topic is something writers talk to me about every single day–and when they do they’re usually about how frustrated they are with where they’ve been or because they can’t find the right place to be in.
Some of the frustrating experiences involve some type of writing group. They don’t feel a sense of belonging and a sense of community, but most importantly they don’t get the help they need that is centered around quality feedback. Instead, what they get is a lot of negativity, backbiting, and comparisons. You can imagine how frustrating it is to be in this kind of environment.
All these writers really want is a place where they can go and have a quality writing experience. And that is why I created this group called Write to Publish. In this group, we created a structure that is based on my study of neuroscience–how your brain thinks and creates the best. Let me tell you about one of the things we found.
Firstly, negativity in a group not only feels bad for the person getting the negativity it also doesn’t work from a neuroscientific standpoint for you to be able to learn and create well. So what does that mean here in Write to Publish? That means that what we stand for a supportive group where can have supportive interactions with group members. You can see that just by scrolling through the group page. Nowhere in Write to Publish will you see insults, name-calling, criticism and other negativity that I have seen in other groups. That is something we do not tolerate.
Other writing groups have people who join with a kind of “dump and leave” philosophy.” People jump in there and say “Buy my $0.99 ebook” and then never really interact with anyone. All they want is people to read their ebook. You will never see a post like that in Write to Publish. We simply do not allow them. We do sometimes tell you about the programs that are tried, true, and tested in the absolute “know.” We are interested in you as a person and as a writer, so all of the programs we endorse in Write to Publish also work from a neuroscientific standpoint.
People in other writing groups are frequently asking for feedback. They want are beta readers, to send you some pages of their book, for you to give their book an amazon review and more. You will never see people asking for feedback structures in Write to Publish. So what does feedback mean to us?
Here, we take feedback seriously. It has to be quality, not something you get from just someone. Our feedback is based on neuroscience, based on interactions that you have around your writing. That means we give feedback in the best way we know how based on how your brain learns, craets, and revises the best. We want to protect you from beta readers and all the other businesses that happens in other writing groups.
In Write to Publish we care about our caring and amazing community of writers. We have tons of resources in our page, such as videos where I answer frequently asked questions about writing, publishing, and selling your novel. I address questions such as “How do I finish a novel?” “What do I do with my characters? My plot arc?” “What are the different kinds of publishing?” “How do I know that I got a reliable publisher” “How do I market my novel?” and more.
Here, we care a lot about your writing and publishing journey. We do not tolerate negativity and poor feedback so you can have a space where your brain is functioning at optimal capacity and you can be that writer that you want to be.
If you want to have a chat about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there click this link. And please, do not hesitate to join our Facebook group Write to Publish if anything I said resonated with you.