My writer’s group, 5 Scribes, and Their Stories includes Brenda, Crystal, Karen, and Nanc’. Most of us have been meeting for almost four years and what an adventure it’s been! We’ve watched new stories formulate in our heads. One member is in the process of finding a professional editor, then on to publishing. Another received a call from her publisher wanting permission to reprint her children’s book. Another is planning her book. The list goes on and on.
I’ve realized, over the years, that my best supporters aren’t those who say I’m a great writer. They aren’t even those who never find anything wrong with my writing. They’re the ones who gently show me the correct or a better way. If something isn’t working, such as the plot is too slow, or the character needs a bigger arc, they tell me by sandwiching the problem between honest praises.
Because of these wonderful people, I keep my fingers to the keyboard, as I press on toward my day of success.
So, I say a huge
to my critique group!!