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How to Get The Most From Joining a Writing Group

Judy McNutt presents emerging children's author, Kristin Prescott who tells us why every writer should join a writing group-

So you’ve decided you want to write. Perhaps you want to share a personal experience or record a little piece of history. There may be fascinating characters pushing at the edge of your consciousness and plot lines teasing you as they urge you to risk discovering where they may lead. Maybe you have already started down a writing path and you’ve arrived at a crossroads. Which way do you go and more importantly, how do you decide?

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Image Credit: Jeffrey James Pacres, Creative Commons.

As an emerging children’s author, I found myself at that intersection not so long ago. After almost 20 years as a news journalist, I was eager to let loose the restraints of facts and current affairs and let my imagination take control. But I had no idea if I could do it. My first supporters were my family. They nudged me forward to the edge of the cliff...

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