Matching with a writing group

Working with a writing group is a personal thing, so, in my mind, that requires a personal touch. Inked Voices is home to critique groups, accountability- only groups and a group for weekly writing prompts. When you join, I'll message you to see if you'd like some help finding the right group. Expect to hear from me within 2 business days, unless I'm out of office. I'll make suggestions based on your profile and what you're looking for.

Here are some questions I like to ask. Consider these before joining a group, Inked Voices or otherwise.

  • What are you looking for in a writing group?
  • What do you write and what do you like to read?
  • How often would you like to submit?
  • Do you prefer a submission schedule with deadlines or a drop-in style?
  • What is your experience level? Do you want to be with a mix of levels, or do you prefer to be with writers at your level?

For more on the factors I consider important, check out my guest post for Jane Friedman's blog.

More than just the site, I am in love with the supportive presence of Brooke McIntyre, its founder. I started a new group for short fiction writers, and she was there from the get go, offering to answer questions, and checking in. She even gave me notes on other groups I could join whose genre-focus and style of feedback were a good fit for what I was seeking. Her receptivity to feedback on the site itself is first-rate. By being on Inked Voices, I've joined a community of writers that feels as alive and educational for me as anything I have ever experienced in-person. I encourage every growth-seeking writer to try it.”