Writing groups. Are they helpful?

I have been trying to get back into my writing again recently.

Getting time at the moment is really hard with taking care of the little one, she’s a full time job all on her own.

I am not working just now and it’s really difficult to find a job right now, I can’t go back to a call centre job. I did that for 15 years I am not going back, if I did I’ll probably end up insane and suicidal again so it’s not happening.

I have been thinking a lot about plunging back into my writing but I’ll be honest I’m scared to do this. In the back of my mind I keep thinking that being able to write the first novel was a complete fluke. So it’s a daunting prospect.

That being said today we got the spare room cleaned out, you can actually get in to it now, I have my desk, chair and everything else set up in there so now I have a place that I could potentially write.

So back to the topic of this post I have been thinking about joining a writing group.

Tonight I Googled any in the local area and I have found one that meets on a Tuesday night abd I’m thinking about joining.

I know that there are a lot of writers on here and I wanted to ask if anyone here has ever joined a writing group and if it helped?

I do consider the community on here as a writing group and I love the feedback that I get from you lovely people but this is daunting, it involves “real people” and real people are scary.

One thing that I think would be good for is meeting new people, as I said before I don’t really have any friends in real life so this may help.

So what is your opinions on writing groups?

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  1. Sounds promising! My vote is yes, but I would never have the guts to do it myself. I have awkwarditis. 😛

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    1. See that’s where I am right now. I don’t want to leave my cave and deal with “people” I also suffer awkwarditus it’s a chronic disease of which there is no cure.
      Even the thought of it is making me freak out.
      I may back out but it’s an idea

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      1. If they meet in a public area, you could just stalk them a bit first. To see if they’re hoity toity or good fun people . When in doubt…stalk. lol

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        1. I really love the way your mind works. So devious… Stalking is the answer.
          I think they meet in a community centre so I’d probably stick out.
          I’m huge I tend to stand out in a crowd 😝

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          1. I’ve seen a guy dress as a bush once…hmm. maybe???

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            1. Now there’s an idea. No one ever suspects the bush. MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

              Oh wait we aren’t taking about committing murder….. Never mind forget I said that 😇

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            2. Hahaha But is murder ever realy off the table??

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            3. Nah it’s always an option on the back burner

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            4. Option B.
              I should maybe think of more options.

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            5. Usually a good plan. Having differnt options usually helps before the murder. You need multiple getaway options and alibis for example

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            6. Yes, You know I was just thinking today that if I was ever suspected of a murder, my google history would hang me for sure. I google all kinds if stuff for my stories. Lol

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            7. Haha yeah me too, mostly the image search would screw me, I’m not so much for the whole research thing for my writing I just wing it. I think not the best idea but it works for me.

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            8. I’m like ” what kind of acid will dissolve a body?”

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            9. Sulfuric and hydrofluoric acid.

              I don’t know why I know that off the top of my head.
              Thats concerning

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            10. Well its not concerning for me, but enemies should be. Muahahaha

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            11. I think maybe it’s from watching breaking bad. That shit stays with you.

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            12. True, that is a messed up show. Lol

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            13. But an awesome one. I need to rewatch it

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            14. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jshttps://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI only got so far before it was too depressing/dark for me.

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            15. I watched the whole thing. Next to Game of Thrones it is one of the best shows ever made in my opinion

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          2. If you’re caught just say you’re getting into character for your next book.

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            1. Good plan.

              “Hello officer, no this isn’t a dead body at my feet it’s research for my next novel, you can go about your business, there is nothing to see here.”

              It’s fool proof

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            2. I’ll be a character witness at your trial. I’ll be nice. I prooomise. Lol

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            3. Yay thank you. Just remembered not to look crazy and Im sure I’ll get away with it 😁

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            4. If I cant look crazy…tour screwed buddy! Sorry.

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            5. Dammit. Ok you can look crazy. I’ll just try to pin it on you by looking sane in comparison

              Googles how to look and act sane

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            6. Haha they will see that google and think your Dexter.

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            7. Ah but you see I’ll use incognito mode. It’s not just for people looking at porn it’s also for crazed serial killers

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            8. I should start using it for my psycho searches instead of just for my porn. Lol

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            9. See there you go. Building plausible denieblity already. Glad I could help

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            10. See thats why serial killers get caught, not enough networking ideas.

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            11. Or they are stupid enough to leave clues

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            12. Not me..
              I mean, I wouldn’t…
              HAHAHA

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            13. Excellent. Your training is complete my young padawan

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  2. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI find mine a bit of a mixed blessing. It’s quite big often over 20 people some I really connect with one or two are hard to be in the same room as. Unless you try you will never know they might be a real help to your writing ambition.

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