First in Category-Young Adult Fantasy

First in Category-Young Adult Fantasy
Dante Rossetti Award

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Joys of Having a Writer Group

How much can one extoll the virtues of having a good group of writer-buddies? I've heard some writers say that they prefer to pursue their art alone-- and as in anything else to do with writing, each writer has their own style preferences.

Our group is an eclectic mix as to what we write; and our various ages and life styles. I'm grateful that there are at least four other Speculative Fictions writers, like myself--you know, the ones who don't roll their eyes when you get into ardent discussions about protagonists who are descended from Egyptian gods, or are evolved from Dragonkind.

I love that everyone in our group has a great sense of humour-- another useful survival tool in a writer's kit. In fact, our email string comments are frequently of the LOL variety.

Our "core group" is about 70% female and 30% male so we have at least some Yang amidst our Yin


How is the Tao like a Writing Group?

...because we have a mix of energies whose interplay manifest the world...or at least..a world