"Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Writers' Group" is the first in a series of articles dedicated to starting, growing, and maintaining a writers' group. It is a practical, down-to-earth piece, based on my experiences as founder and facilitator of Durango's own Wild Women Writing.
Wild Women Writing is a group for emerging and established female writers in the Durango area, and is sponsored by the Durango Women's Resource Center. I've been working with Wild Women Writing for nearly three years. What a fabulous group of ladies...they inspire me every day. I love watching those tender blossoms bloom and unfold.
If you're at a point in your career where you're ready to give something back to the writing community, I highly recommend starting a group for emerging writers, or volunteering time to teach writing workshops geared towards new authors. It's such an amazing way to connect with others, and there is truly no greater joy than watching that nervous shy girl in the corner blossom into a strong, confident writer who can bring the house down when she finally dares to read her work aloud.
Who's That Shy Bloom Amongst the Briars?
A Budding Writer, Aching to Tell Her Tale