I have been writing now, steadily, for about three and a half years.  I have been a member at KiwiWriters for about three years.  In that time, there has been writers group in my area, other than Romance Writers, and I AM NOT a romance writer.  So I have tried to set up a rural group, where we chat via internet… but that wasn’t a happening thing either.

I have developed some really good friendships through KiwiWriters, and they are my writing group, as far as I am concerned.

But recently, there have been two people pop up on KiwiWriters who are in my area and want to meet up.  My opportunity had finally arrived.

On Friday, we had our first meeting, and it was truly amazing.  All three of us are from different backgrounds, but we have one thing in common.  We write.  We write because we need to, because we want to, and because we have a story to tell.  It was wonderful to meet two other women who understood me, who have the same problems as I do and who can help me to overcome obstacles that I might have in my writing.

I certainly won’t be abandoning my writing friends who still give me invaluable advice and help (thanks Cassie!) but it is nice to sit down, have a coffee and a chat about why my latest storyline isn’t working, or having new ideas on how to close a story brought up, discussed and decided.

Yes, we are still new, but I have a feeling that we aren’t going to get antsy with each other, or steal each other’s ideas.  We all write differently, we like historical, fantasy and romance.  So we are still getting to know each other, but I think we are going to be together for a long time yet!

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6 thoughts on “Writing Groups

  • March 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I am jealous 🙂 I have to confess lol. I just hope that one day I can find the same up here! I love my internet writing friends, couldn’t live without them (would never ditch them!) but there really is something to be said for sitting down over a cup of coffee and talking writing in person.

    Enjoy it! Long may it last 🙂

    • March 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

      I have always been jealous of the other cities and towns with their groups, and now I have my own. I hope you get one soon Cassie, because I can see benefits already!

  • March 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Ahhh, that’s so cool! I’m thinking about going to a writing group out of town because there is just nothing where I live. Glad it went well for ya, anyways!

    best 🙂

    • March 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Toni, I can recommend them. But try on KiwiWriters first. It has taken a while for us to get together, but perseverance pays!

      There is something to be said for my email writing group too, I get a lot of encouragement and support from them too, so try finding someone you can email your stories, or talk to about any writing issues you are having. IT works in the interim!

  • March 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Yay! That’s us!!

    So glad you had such a great time too Karen. I felt the exact same way. I’m all energized and already I’m getting huge benefits out of our cosy group. Thanks so much for searching for us : )

    (love your blog too!)

    • March 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

      Hey LaVerne, it is an awesome group, and so much can come from such a small group. I can’t wait until next Friday!


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