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I have three writing groups, all working slightly differently and I get different things from them. They are also all online which works well with my current lifestyle.

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I am a member of a similar group. It is a filmmaking group. We meet once a week on zoom and each of us is working on a film we want to produce or direct. Most of the people in this group have written the screenplay they want to make into a movie. One person has hired a writer to write the screenplay for the movie he wants to produce.

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Looking for experienced poets for poetry group online. Anyone else looking here? Let me know!

--jennifer woodworth

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Great post! Camano Writers is a lovely collection of writers in the Camano Island area. We meet once a month and welcome others and support all writers.

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Yes! I also have a group called The Writers’ Support Group. We meet on zoom every Thursday at 8pm est. open to all serious writers. People come and go and we have 100+ members, though the zooms are often 10-20 people as members all don’t come every week. They come as needed. I cohost with author Lainey Cameron.

We don’t do critiques, we just talk and network and share insights, tips, and frustrations.

If anyone wants to join, can fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJMpPioY_kqXexSWEZ7BXRfZ4goH4_n0sf7IAUZwdwbtdnCw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Couldn't agree more. I've belonged to one or more writing groups for decades... So many benefits - I don't know how writers manage without a group!

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Great job, Lloyd, and thanks for contributing to the Fictionistas community!

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thank you! and thanks for having me, honoured to contribute!

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Oh I love that and see it as a sign... I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now, but I’ve found it difficult to find a group in Madrid... I’ll keep trying though!

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Good luck and remember: you can always start your own!

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by Lloyd Miner

Great piece.

I'd like to join a group at some point, either online or in person. I'm down in Melbourne, Australia so onlinr times with other parts of the world are often inconvenient unfortunately.

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I have yet to find a writing group that 'fits' for in person meeting, something I desire. However, I have had a wonderful support group online and I simply could not do what I do without knowing others are experiencing the same struggles. I would love to find a critique group, I could use the feed back. Great read, Lloyd, thank you for the reminder!

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Thanks for the piece, Lloyd! Coincidentally, I just joined a new critique group for game writers.

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Thank you! I've been missing my group meetings. I appreciate this reminder.

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I could not agree more, writing groups and critique groups as well has improved my writing.

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I am looking for an English writing group around Paris. Or maybe I can try a virtual one, as well.

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Good luck! If you don't find one, start your own!

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Thanks, Lloyd. Very true. There's one on Meetup in Paris, going to check it out.

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