Monday, January 05, 2009

My first writing group

I attended my first writing group tonight. I was scared to death. Luckily I knew the moderator very well and he eased my fears. They each took turns reading each others stories, screen plays or chapters out loud and mine was no exception as I bravely allowed someone to read my words. You know I have never let anyone read, out loud my stories and it was terrifying but a great learning experience. They of course critiqued it good and bad but were extremely nice and I left the evening feeling invigorated with writing again. I'm excited and have lots of stories and tales swimming around in my head. I will write more later on the experience but now I'm going to hit the hay. I just wanted to get a post in while it was fresh on my mind.

6 comments:

Yogi said...

Good for you. I don't think that I would be brave enough to listen to somebody read out loud my words and then listen to the critique afterward.

lagirl said...

Hearing your own words out loud is a definite high, isn't it. No wonder you had to come home and go to bed. Gotta sleep it off!

Way to go, Girl!

Debbie said...

I would be so scared but I am happy you had a good experience. And I would think it is good that they gave you both good and bad critiques. You don't want all glowing stuff.

Kay said...

I'm very proud and excited for you, Jill. It does take courage to do what you're doing but the rewards will be worth it.

Kellyology said...

Wow...now that takes bravery! Congrats to you. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh my how exciting, I wish I had one near me.