I've been having a rough time concentrating at home lately. There always seems to be things that take priority over my writing - AKA laundry, cleaning, you know real life stuff. Thing is, I can't just let the house stuff go, and if I do, it eats at me. But it also eats at me if I'm not able to write. As a matter of fact, I pretty much turn into a snarling grizzly. AKA it gets scary ugly. So, my writing friends and I came up with an idea...
The Muse Crew is hosting a write-in every week at our local community center in Hamburg, MI. We provide a quiet place to work on projects and the writers bring the rest! We are there every Sunday, from 11:30 to 4:30 and take a short break in the middle of the session to allow for open discussion/feedback on the projects being worked on. It is our hope that some satellite writing groups will form from the interaction, but at the very least it will be a supportive place to work on our projects and bring some consistency into our writing lives.
Our plan is to have an educational element once a month as well, and invite speakers to discuss writing, publishing, marketing or any other topic the group finds interesting. We are only a few weeks in so I don't have much to report, but will provide regular updates on the Muse Crew blog as well as on Facebook and Twitter. At this time, there is no cost to participate.
For anyone interested in participating, or speaking at this type of event (free of charge), please feel free to email the crew at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them at the following social media links:
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The post will be pinned to the top of our feed. Happy writing! - DH
Writing is an arduous journey, and it isn't over when your story is complete, unless you are writing in a diary without the intent of anyone ever seeing it. In which case, this article isn't for you. But if you are like me, and the hundreds of thousands of other authors out there, writing with the intent of publishing and selling, then I highly recommend finding at least one Critique Partner.
I am lucky, I have several Critique Partners by way of being part of this fabulous group, but for those of you who aren't so fortunate, here are some questions answered to get the most out of your critiquing experience:
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