Monday, January 31, 2011

Archive Post---What Gets You Going?

Borrowing an idea from the Seekerville Ladies. I'm going back to the archives to grab a post. Let's just say crazy weekend!! Fun and crazy!!
But this post goes along with Christy's from yesterday, so I'm reposting.

Original post date--May 2009

I'm a member of the Georgia Romance Writers. We have meetings one Saturday a month. We have great speakers and the group is a fabulous bunch. I'm also a member of a local ACFW group, WORD. Like GRW we have amazing speakers, workshops and again a wonderful bunch of people.
This last Saturday was our GRW meeting. There's nothing like being around an inspiring group of people. Writers understand writers. I know some of us have really supportive husbands and/or family members. But deep down inside other writers truly get it.
I'm really fortunate to be involved in two amazing groups. One of the benefits of being near a big city, I guess. It seems like when I need it the right workshop, or the encouragement of another writer will come along.
If you don't have any writers groups to attend, you can form your own critique groups. I feel it's important for writers to be around other writers. Even if it's only one day a month.
What about you? Are you fortunate enough to have a group locally you belong to? Or do you meet up with other writers in other settings such as critique groups or just getting together?

5 comments:

  1. It truly is helpful to have a support group. I'm always inspired after I leave a meeting!

    And what a weekend for Lindi!! She was honored by her family in celebration of a big birthday. :) She is well loved!! Just like she is around here.

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  2. Happy Birthday Lindi!

    The closest RWA to me is about an hour away and I don't think we have an ACFW group up here.

    Have a great week everyone!

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  3. It's okay to have a crazy weekend, Lindi, especially when you're the reason for the happy crazy! LOL!! Hope you had a great birthday.

    Georgia Romance Writers, yep. ACFW, yep. It is a great experience to have other writers who encourage you when you're discouraged and push you when you need to be pushed.

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  4. Missy and I reconnected at a GRW meeting---they are a great support group.
    Eva-I'm sorry there's not one closer--but at least there's the internet--a great way to find support.

    Dianna and Eva--thanks for the birthday wishes!
    Dianna---I like the being pushed part. I am enjoying Christy's challenge. It helps when you know you're not alone in this thing!!

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  5. We have a group, but very little participation. It's very sad.

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