What has two thumbs and loves the CNG? This girl!

Writing can be a lonely experience. I have spent countless hours in front of my computer screen, banging at the keyboard into the early morning hours. Alone.

But, last November, in the midst of the craziness of NaNoWriMo, some fantastic people decided that there should be a community of writers that meet more often than just once a year. We could meet to critique writing, share information, and support one another in the writing process. And the Columbia Novelists Group was born.

They are an eclectic group of writers at different stages of the game. There are a couple who have already written and self-published with much success. And, the majority of us are aspiring novelists in all sorts of genres. We get together once a month to critique each other’s writing and chat.

I adore these people.

Yesterday, we met at the library and after I left the meeting, I thought about how much better my writing would be because of that meeting. The people in the group challenge, encourage, question, and celebrate.

Thanks for a great meeting yesterday and for all of the wonderful feedback!

You can find some of their blogs and books below:

Liz Schulte (latest book available here)
Hedena James (latest book available here)
Not So Easy Breezy
Columbia Novelist’s Group (just started – check back for updates)


About Adria Waters

I am a mom, wife, teacher, and a writer. Somehow I'm trying to find time for all of those things!
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4 Responses to What has two thumbs and loves the CNG? This girl!

  1. Hadena James says:

    I have spent the day looking over and digesting the critiques from group. I believe it may have breathed new life into a dying project. So, as much as you appreciate us, let it be known that we appreciate you as well. πŸ˜€ I

  2. Adria Waters says:

    Aw, thanks! πŸ™‚

  3. Brianna Boes says:

    I feel the same way. I had so much fun yesterday! I was talking to someone the other day about how everybody else has colleagues and friends from work; we writers should, too! Just being around other writers gives me a boost and kicks out the feelings that being a writer isn’t worth the time it takes away from the other things in my life. It’s nice to be around people who understand how much WORK writing is, and that writing is worth it!

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