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The Care and Feeding of Writing Groups

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With writer/editor Sean Dent

 

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We’ve had more requests for a show on writing groups than any other topic. It’s been a long time coming, but here is our first look at this important subject.

Sean Dent has written professionally since 1990 as a journalist, editor, columnist, freelance writer, and senior editor for NFG Magazine. He has published several short stories and is currently finishing his first novel, Execution Day.

Join Sean and Writing Show host Paula B. for an illuminating discussion about writing groups, including:

  • How writing groups work
  • Whether writing groups help writers gain commercial success
  • What sorts of pitfalls groups encounter
  • How to provide good feedback to other writers
  • What to do when you feel you aren’t getting quality feedback
  • Whether writers should worry about their work being stolen when they participate in groups
  • What you need to run your own group.

Interviewee: Sean Dent
Host: Paula B
Date: February 19, 2007
Running time: 01:21:27
File size: 59 megabytes
Rating: G

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO SEAN DENT MP3 HERE

2 Responses to “Podcast: The Care and Feeding of Writing Groups”

  1. garypch Says:

    Thanks for doing a podcast about writing groups. I found this to be very informative. However, I hope you revisit this topic, gearing it more toward in-person writing groups. I started a writing group about a year ago. We meet bi-weekly in person and use a Yahoo group to communicate, plan meetings, and share our writing pieces. Although there are many advantages of online writing groups as Sean mentioned, nothing replaces the face to face feedback and live interaction of in-person meetings. The support and inspiration that we provide to each other in our group, strongly binds us together and keeps the group moving on. For us, you just can’t get that online to the same degree.

    I’d love to see a future podcast similar to your Writers’ Roundtable, where you might have several members/leaders of in-person writing groups take part in a discussion. Topics could include how groups were started, structure, meeting agendas, and writing together as a group.

  2. Administrator Says:

    Hi, Gary,

    I am adding your suggestion to my to-do list this moment!

    So, would you like to be in on the roundtable?

    Paula B.