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: