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I have been writing since I was a teenager, over 4 decades now. As a kid, my dream was to write books. I read everything I could get my hands on and the library was my favorite place. I cannot exist without writing; I kind of dissolve, thin out, puddle off, if I don't get words on a page each day. I journal pretty intensely every morning (about 5 a.m.). I also have my writing projects, and write a lot of poetry. Yet it is one of my biggest secrets, this wanting to be a writer. I have a full-time day job with a long commute, and I have a family - a busy life. At times, my writing time feels like stealing away from "responsibility". But if I don't catch the words circling around my mind, in my body, in my space, it's like I am not able to breathe. I've been chicken about trying to publish, and may have an overly cruel nagging voice in my head about what I "produce". However, I am working on a poetry collection that I hope to soon submit for a chapbook, or a contest. I also have a novel in my head, only 2 chapters so far written. I joined a small online writing group a year ago and enjoy doing the prompts, have gotten some amazing critiques and much encouragement. I also have discovered that I love creative, supportive critiquing. I think I am also fairly good at editing; I edit scientific manuscripts on my job. I won spelling bees as a kid. What am I looking for in a writing group? I just sense that I would like to move on out of my little cubby hole, really try my writing muscles a little more, interact with other writers, and learn to take myself a little more seriously through that interaction. But also - to have fun at writing with and for others.
My educational background: I was an English major (bachelor) and translate German/English, too (fluent in German, live as an expat there, but my mother tongue is American English).
I'm a writer with ten years of experience. For my day job, I work with businesses to help them write and edit a variety of content from thought leadership pieces, to blog posts, to interactives. I also work with a trade publisher doing manuscript reviews---which I love!
Even though I spend my days writing, I want to carve out more time for my personal writing projects. I'm looking for a writing group that meets regularly and is interested in sharing work and offering feedback and encouragement. I'd also love to talk about experiences trying to get work published.
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I really love writing. I have always done it as a hobby but never really shared much of my writing. I have recently redescoved my love for a lot of my hobbies after a battle with depression. I know enjoy opening talking and writing about my story, feelings, and personal journey not only to find a community I feel understood in. But also in hopes of potentially helping someone else on their journey. After a few rough attempts at getting back into writing I felt a new cheerful desire to share my stories and poems. As supportive as my friends are they don't quite understand the art of it. I am looking for a place to share and talk with people who see and understand more then just the words on the page.
I have just quit my job and I am diving into this adventure of calling myself a writer. I am looking for a group that wants to discuss the ups and downs of this creative life.
Hello! I am a fairly young writer looking to meet and converse with fellow writers who have experience in the the industry and the craft itself. I have been working on my first novel for about two years now and am very excited to dive deeper and deeper into this story and therefore, into myself. Any advice, tips, criticisms, and comments are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
My favorite genres are Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Romance, and a couple of my favorite authors include Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, James Patterson, and Leigh Bardugo. These writers have been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to worldbuilding and character development, and if you are someone who enjoys writing in genres like these, I would love to read your work too!
I am so excited and fortunate to be able to join the writing community so early in life, and I can't wait to continue my journey alongside all you other amazing writers.
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I have one published work, a poetry collection entitled growth which I self-published through Amazon when I was seventeen and to-date has sold 57 copies. I also delivered a spoken-word TEDx poem for TEDxNCState, which is published on both the TED website and the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel! My writing comfort zone typically involves poetry, mental health, and trauma recovery, as well as nature and environmental themes. My social media presence is @jtommyj and @jtommyjcreates on Instagram and @tommybbyboy on Twitter!
I live poetry and currently write with several different groups/people. Am looking to expand my circle of poets and thus to expand my craft through inspiration with other poets and having other poets' eyes on my work. Hearing their responses, as I give mine to theirs.
I like to do generative work with writers, and then possibly other sessions for revision and critique.
I can lead fun exercises and am very collaborative, love being led as well.
I have a BA in creative writing from 1984, and since then have been learning independently. It's time to work more in tandem with other passionate poets.
I'm looking for people who are expanding the world of their own writing through risk, adventure, and dedication.