Kansas City, MO (PressExposure) February 10, 2012 -- CONTACT: Suzanne Lieurance
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Should You Avoid Writers' Groups by Working Writer's Coach, Suzanne Lieurance
Many aspiring writers seek out the expertise and direction from established writers on various aspects of freelance writing. One of the most sought out question is, "Should I join a writers' group?" Learn from the Working Writer's Coach herself, Suzanne Lieurance, on how to evaluate a writers' group before you join.
The Working Writer's Club is a professional club for freelance writers, authors, coaches, and speakers providing training, resources, and networking opportunities for its members. The Working Writer's Club is pleased to share with you Suzanne Lieurance's latest article entitled, "Should You Avoid Writers' Groups."
"Suzanne Lieurance often hears professional writers tell beginning writers to avoid writers' groups. The reason being, these groups can often do more harm than good. And, even when they don't do any harm, they don't help writers whose goal is to earn an income from their writing or to just get published.
So, what's Lieurance's advice as far as writers' groups go? Should you avoid them? Well, it depends.
Most writers' groups are critique groups. If you're joining a critique group to get regular feedback and suggestions for your writing, then I think these groups can be helpful. But, with certain qualifications. First, make sure the group you want to join includes at least one or two members who have published the type of writing you wish to do. For example, if you write for children, don't join a group with no published children's writers in it. Writers who write only for adults usually have no idea what makes a manuscript for children marketable. They can give you well-meaning advice, but it won't be worth much.
Second, make sure the members of the group you wish to join know HOW to critique each other's work in a professional, effective manner. You don't want to join a group..."
Visit the Working Writer's Club today and read Lieurance's full article and please feel free to leave your comments or questions so Suzanne can interact with you: http://www.workingwritersclub.com/2012/02/09/should-you-avoid-writers-groups.
About Suzanne Lieurance:
Suzanne Lieurance is a children's writer with (at last count) 23 published books for children. She was also an instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature (located in West Redding, Connecticut) for over 8 years. As The Working Writer's Coach, Lieurance helps people who love to write become "working" freelance writers and make a living doing what they love to do best.
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