Pardon this interruption to the regular blogging, but I need advice from the writers in the room. I belong to a writers group that has a pretty strong contingent of seasoned but unpublished writers. Some have agents, some are still on the agent search, all have been to every workshop out there. I’m hoping some of you have been in this spot. So here is the question, when the workshops and craft lessons start sounding old hat, what do you most need as a writer? What could a writing group provide that would help you? I know networking is one thing, but aside from bringing in an endless (expensive) parade of agents and editors, what type of networking or support? We also have a wonderful online contingent in the group, so we can all crow and cry together when the need arises. I have a small critique and support group that is invaluable to me, but I have no idea how to expand that out to a wider group.
Please share your wisdom with this humble blogger. I promise next post, back to SciFi!