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Writing is by nature a solitary pursuit, but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone.

It's been almost six months since I launched FindAWritingGroup.com, the free-to-join/free-to-use network of information about writing groups in individual countries/states).  Thanks to some of my online friends, there are now seven FAWG Yahoo groups set up in the USA ( for AlabamaCalifornia; ColoradoFlorida; Louisiana; Massachusetts 
and New Jersey).

If you live in one of the above states, please consider joining the appropriate Yahoo group where you can find (and/or upload) information about writing groups there.

If you live elsewhere but would still like to help, please promote the organization, or better yet, consider setting up a FAWG Yahoo group for you own country or state.   I'll add a brief bio of anyone who sets up a FAWG Yahoo group to the Find A Writing Group page on the main website, along with a link to your blog and website.  If that's not an option for you at the moment, but you like the idea of FAWG, you're welcome to join our Live Journal community

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Jul. 19th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, M.G :)
Jul. 19th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
So being in a fawg is not the same as being in a fog.

I personally have issues with group cohesion
(No? Really?)
and tend to be redundant,
(you can say that again!)
but even so will mention that in seeking, forming, or settling into a group
one must consider what the purposes of the group are/will be,
and what one hopes for in approaching that group,
as well as whether the group and individual will actually be of help to each other.
A WG could be what's needed to temper one's creativity,
but it could just as easily be a heat sink, dampening one's energy.
So, in an aphorism,
Investigate before you invest too much of your time.

And as you yourself suggested in "Write What They Know"
anyone forming a group should examine other groups that have proved successful,
and imitate them.
And groups that have proven disastrous
would be good models to avoid.
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
In my (albeit) limited experience, you get all sorts of characters and personalities in a writing group. It isn't the group itself but its members who make the difference, and membership is an ever-changing thing, wouldn't you say?
Jul. 19th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
yes, i'm guessing it would be,
and the ability and willingness of the members to work with one another
is probably the most important aspect of it...
Jul. 19th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Absolutely :)
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Is there a reason the GSHW isn't mentioned?
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Is there a reason it should be?
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