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?

Published by Colin

Hey there, thanks for dropping by. My name is Colin, sometimes I go by the name Scottish Legend. I am 34, married with a beautiful baby girl who is the light of my life. When I grow up I want to be a writer. I have written my first novel and want to try and get it published. One day I'll get there. In the meantime I am spending as much time with my daughter as I can. I've been a stay at home dad for the last year and I have loved every minute of it. I post stories, poetry and rants on here and sometimes heartfelt pieces that I just have to get out. Please feel free to contact me via the contact page and I hope you enjoy my work and life. I look forward to hearing from you If you feel like supporting me by buying a coffee would be appreciated http://ko-fi.com/scottishlegend

36 thoughts on “Writing groups. Are they helpful?

    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. 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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            2. 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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