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Writing Alone, Writing Together: A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups
by Judy Reeves
The lonely life of a writer need not be. According to this book, there are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections include “Writing Practice Groups,” “Creating Writing Prompts,” “Group Leadership,” and even “What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs.” Whether the group is oriented to ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 18th 2002 by New World Library
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For those interested in writing groups whether joining, starting one, or already a member, this is a great resource. Reeves writes a book that is informative and also inspirational. The first chapter deals with Writing Alone and claiming oneself as a writer. The second chapter discusses Writing Together with topics for consideration in particpating in a group. Chapter three goes over writing groups in general, the structure and organization. From there, depending on the group of your interest th ...more
I've just started a new writing group with a friend and we've had our first meeting the last week of July. We're a small group, 6-8 people who have varied interests and goals. So I got this book to help me get a bit of focus on what types of groups are out there and how we should approach our own group. I have the feeling that ours is going to be a mix of the types Reeves spoke of, with a sprinkle and dash of our craziness and silliness. :) All in all a good book that gave me much to think on.