Writing Groups: The Blind Leading the Blind
There are a lot of writing groups on Facebook, and I am a member in a lot of them. However, I don’t typically comment, and I will tell you why.
1. Most of the practices that I see on these online writing groups are contrary to the way your brain works.
People who would post on those groups would just shoot questions in the dark without knowing much about their book and without knowing much about who is giving them feedback. There are even authors acting as coaches who aren’t very good at coaching other people on how to write a novel. In Write to Publish, interactions are more meaningful, productive, and instructive rather than willy-nilly.
2. People in these groups don’t always know what they are talking about.
One day, I went on one of those groups and answered someone’s question about a topic that I have a lot of knowledge about, something that speak on all over the world. Almost immediately one person refuted me, telling me I didn’t know what I was talking about. Do you want to be getting information from people who actually know what they’re talking about, or from someone who only thinks they have an idea.
3. The culture of these groups is just going back and forth on things that don’t matter.
This is the reason why I don’t engage. In write to Publish we are committed to turning writers ito published authors and doing this in the way that your brains learn and create best. We don’t want opinions–we want facts that come from industry professionals. And that is what I do on your behalf.
The Writing Gym is not about BS, not about fluff. It is about you living your dream of the author lifestyle. We get actual results.