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The Benefits of Joining a Writers Group | A Writer’s Path

I’ve wondered. Now author Cynthia Hilston offers an informative view into what writers groups can be and do…

“There it was for probably the hundredth time on the sign outside my local library: writers group, meeting 8/18 2-4:00 PM.  Okay, maybe not the hundredth time, but how many times did I drive past the library, which is about two point five miles from my house, and see that group advertised and not do a darn thing?  The sign was one of those LED types that showed all the happenings at the library, from book discussion groups to story times for children.  And my library had a writers group…” Cynthia Hilston

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Have you belonged, or do you belong, to a writers group? What’s your take on writers groups?

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    Wonderful idea for a face to face gathering. I would like to extend my blogging to a longer form of writing or perhaps pursue poetry with more seriousness. The problem really is my erratic travel schedule but I will check this idea out. Thank you.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Longer form and poetry are two great ideas for you. Consider travel your research phase — maybe that would work from a business sense. Check with an accountant. 🙂

  2. Robert A. Vella

    I stopped attending my local writer’s group a couple of years ago. It was fun and stimulating for a while, but the folks there didn’t appreciate my sci-fi stories. Their collective tastes were much more down to earth than my fiction writing.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yea, I imagine the chemistry has to be right.

  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Thank you JoAnn, I am certain there are many benefits of joining like minded people whose passion is to write.. 😀 Wishing you a peaceful weekend xxx Sue

    • JoAnn Chateau

      The same to you, Sue. xxx

  4. Linda Mims

    Thanks for posting this, JoAnn.

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