Talking Writing with Writers

July 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

Yesterday I spoke to a writers’ group.

It was great fun. There were about eight of them, and we sat around chatting for a couple of hours. Well, if I’m honest, I did most of the talking, but that’s why they asked me to go.

I talked about how to get a book published. Because I work for a publisher and am a professional editor, I do have a bit of experience in the kind of things that see new writers knocked back. This group seemed to know a lot about that sort of thing already, but they still had some great questions and enquiries about what they should do and what they shouldn’t do. They also bought six copies of my book, so that’s got to be a good thing! 🙂

It was a wonderful experience. We went to lunch afterwards, but I was conscious of the time, so I didn’t get to stay as long as I would have liked. I wanted to hear more about their stories. Perhaps I will still have the chance.

That’s the great thing about meeting other writers. We all have something in common, even across different genres. We all have a desire to put words on a page. Not just any words, but words that others want to read. Not always the easiest thing to do, but satisfying when you get a good response.

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