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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 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 dislike being the curmudgeon comment. I tried Word Weavers several years ago in an online group for writing children’s mss. I quickly realized this was a rather rag-tag group of beginning writers who were not being encouraged to grow. The group leader self-published her stuff and it was poor quality. I left after a couple months. I have since found a local pop-up group fitting my needs. I’m glad you’re covering this subject because it’s important and there is a real need.
Kristen Joy Wilks
This was great to listen to. Love her journey to Word Weavers. I am sure grateful for my critique partner. We have a different set up than she describes but have both grown so much in our writing since we teamed up!