It is hard to read the label when you are standing inside the bottle. This is why almost all successful authors are in a writers group. Whether it was J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis sitting in an English pub talking about fantasy stories or a socially distant mastermind group meeting on Zoom, writers write better when they are in a community with other writers.
Now, many beginning writers are not in a writing group; and most of them give the same excuses: There are no writers near me, or I don’t know how to start a writing group. Today we have a special guest to help with these excuses.
She is a multiple award-winning, CBA best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the president of Word Weavers International, established for writers by writers in 1997, and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference and North Georgia Christian Writers Conference.
Eva Marie Everson, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show.
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I joined Word Weavers last September, and it has done wonders for my writing already. My group meets online, and we our thoughts and approaches are different. This pushed my writing to a new level, and showed me some pitfalls I needed to fix. Word Weavers is wonderful!
That is music to my ears, Lee Anne!
I am interested in rejoining word weavers and cannot find an online group. How do I do this? Janie Rittenhouse New Mexico