Writing Groups 101


Are you thinking about starting a writing group? Joining one? And what is a writing group anyway? First things first:

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A writing group is a bunch of people who come together to pursue the art or craft of writing.

There are many possibilities for a group’s structure and format. What these groups have in common is that they are a place to pursue something you care about—your writing— with other people. Many offer accountability, support, feedback and encouragement. In the best, you will improve your writing and make some good friends.

In this short guide to writing groups, we will share information on some of the common formats, help you figure out what kind of group might make sense for you, give tips on what to consider when starting or joining a group, and finally share some history and additional resources.