I attended my first Village Writers' Club meeting out of curiosity. I had no illusions of ever being considered a writer. I didn't think I was of that caliber--write, that is.
I immediately made friends and was never treated as the novice I was. Instead, I was welcomed and encouraged in my writing. I learned manuscript format, which is a handy little thing to know if you plan to submit anything to anyone. I learned where my weaknesses were and how to improve in a critique group. I gained confidence by participating in area contests. I shared what I wrote at L'Audible Art.
Writer: Someone who writes something
In short, as with anything else in life, you get out what you are willing to invest. I never would have written any of the things I have written in the last nine years without the encouragement of many Village Writers' Club friends. I never would have shared my writing with anyone else if it weren't for the critique groups and L'Audible Art.
- If you are willing to invest time working on what you write in order to improve, you get better.
- If you enter contests to test the waters, and see how you rank with others, you get better.
- And here is the oddest thing, something I never expected. If you get involved in a club by participating in events, holding an office, and meeting other writers, you get better at writing. It's odd how that works, but it does.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? THINK?
- · Why did you join the Village Writers’ Club, and what do you get out of it?