“Writing is universal in that it is part of a dialogue with our inner and outer worlds. Whether that dialogue blossoms fully in the world or seeps out in hushed innuendo, incomplete and uncertain, is up to the writer.”– says Ralph L Wahlstrom in The Tao of Writing.
He follows this up with the following advice for budding writers:
“Take a moment to write and read with others. Join a writer’s group. Start a group.”
I love the idea of a writing community. I am part of a group blog, I exchange story critiques with a few writer friends, I have taken to writing once a week with another writing friend. I love the energy group writing brings, and sometimes the results are magical.
What do you think– is writing in a group productive, or as I have heard some people say, a complete waste of time?