A good writing group is like a tonic that will heal, strengthen and renew the painful illness of writing. Here are 15 reasons why you need one and how you can set one up.
1. Your kick in the pants
Many writing projects are like ultra-marathons; long and excruciating. You’re super-motivated at the beginning, but as time goes on you wonder why you’re doing it to yourself. It’s those moments when you’ll appreciate your writing group most. If you’re meeting once a week (my personal recommendation), you’ll give each other the kick-in-the-pants it takes to finish a project.