March 2018 reblog: The many benefits of a writing group

At the Newcastle Writers Festival 2015, Margaret Jackson from our writers group wrote an article for ABC Open entitled ‘Top 5 tips for taking your  writing further in a group’.

Here is the link to the full article:

Copied below are some key points from the article.

Photo of group by Anthony Scully
Our writers group in 2015 (a big thanks to Anthony Scully for snapping this shot –

1. Build confidence in your writing.

One of the hardest things to do when you first start out is to share your work with others. A good compatible writers group can provide a safe place to take those first tentative steps and put your writing out there…

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