Friday, March 11, 2011

Storyteller's Journey

Belonging to a writers' critique group is my secret strength. The Magic Pen Critique Group was born out of the Writers' Boot Camp we attended a couple of years ago. Due to the fact that we all received the same teaching and got to know and respect each other in class, our group has been successful for the last nine months.We boast seven members, although one writer did move and can only visit occasionally. (She does stay connected to the group on-line.) We come from different backgrounds, age groups, and religions. We are also interested in different genres of writing. The one thing we all have in common is our passion for writing. We support honestly, and critique honestly. It goes without saying we wish the best for one another. We have been told, more than once, that what we have is special. I'm not sure if we're special, but I do know that my Magic Pen friends are important to me. If you have the opportunity to join, or form, a writers' critique group, I would strongly encourage it. Writing is a solitary endeavor and when you get the chance to hang out with other writers don't miss out; you just might learn something - and have fun as well!
Two other MPCG members have blogs, check them out:  http://capablegarnet.blogspot.com/   http://kristonjohnson.blogspot.com/

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