Does the group have any interest in the type of writing you want to do

This may seem irrelevant to you - you may be thinking "We're all writers, right? They'll be glad to help me." Unfortunately it isn't true. The worst horror stories I got were from writers who wanted to write SF or romances and attended meetings at the other large local Schrodinger's Petshop's Writer group in the area. They found themselves and Requirements their work attacked as substandard, unworthy, and stupid - in spite of the fact that many of them did very good work. They were not, you see, considered sufficiently

"literary" to be worth anybody's time.

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