Three Chapters to Choose From!
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Fiction comes in many forms…it could be romance, mystery, thriller, science fiction, western, horror, fantasy, or maybe young adult.
Many fiction writers start off writing short stories that are easy to write and easy to get published. Other authors write novellas that are ideal for eBooks, and others aspire for full-length fiction novels.
The beauty of fiction is that there are no limitations on facts, characters, geography, or story. It comes entirely from you and your rich imagination.
It doesn’t matter where you start – it’s only important that you START!
This is a broad category and a huge playground for writers. It includes opinion pieces; essays; biographies; memoirs; historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings. If that’s not enough perhaps you are drawn to travelogues, self-help, self-improvement, or journaling.
Non-fiction is based on truth and appeals to a variety of readers. Maybe you are writing a book on business; a how-to on your field of expertise; or even a history of the area.
While the format and structure are different than fiction, the discipline to write it down and share it with your intended readership is the same.
If we haven’t yet covered what is in your heart and aching to come out on the page, fear not…we want to explore your passion to write.
Do you want to start or expand on your blog? Have you written poetry? Are you driven to share a cookbook with all the secret family recipes? Maybe you have something to share that would fall under comedy, spirituality, art, or books for children.
The only boundaries that exist in writing are the ones you set yourself. Don’t let the voice in your head deter you from moving forward. We have a place for you and the desire to help you transfer your gift from your head and your heart to the written page.
Benefits of a Writers Group
Writing is a lonely process. Most of it is done in a quiet place with a pad and pencil or in front of a keyboard. So many writers get stuck on this solitary road and never share their work and therefore never reach their full potential.
When you join a writers group, you are bonding with other people just like you who appreciate the hard work it takes to write and write well. We all seek validation that what we are writing matters. Writers are also readers, so the collective and diverse opinions and reactions from your group help you to make your writing the best that it can be.
With our group you get to share, learn, stretch your creative muscles, and get supportive and encouraging feedback to move you forward.
Now is the time to print out a couple of pages of something you have written or bring your journal and share it with us. Just click here to reserve your spot for our next meeting. We’d love to have you!