The group usually meets on the last Monday of each month at 7pm at a quiet local bar.
Writers distribute the work they’d like to discuss a week before the group meeting, and this is read by members before we meet. This means there is good time to form critical constructive feedback on each project.
This style of group doesn’t suit everyone, as it does require a little reading ‘homework’ before each meeting, but I feel it’s a useful skill for all writers to learn to analyse other’s people’s writing. Developing a critical eye and ability to note strengths and weaknesses can help any writer improve their craft. Everyone attending the group understands knows it’s not easy sharing personal work, and we all try to be sensitive and offer positive notes alongside suggestions for improvements.
If you’re interested in developing a writing project, and would like supportive people to offer encouragement along the way then the Writers Of Whitstable writing group might work for you.
I couldn’t resist the WOW acronym, but of course Writers Of Whitstable is open to writers wherever they are based, if you can make it to a group you’ll be welcome!
if you have any questions about Writers Of Whitstable or want to come along please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Joanne Bartley