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B.J. Taylor is an award-winning author. She writes on assignment for Guideposts and has been published in Writer s Digest, a multitude of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, John Gray s Mars and Venus in Love, as well as Romantic Homes, Victorian Homes, Angels on Earth, Lexus and many others. She is an accomplished speaker and has conducted numerous workshops for writers. She lives in Southern California and is a member of three writers groups.
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  • Paperback: 153 pages
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing (July 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0741440997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741440990
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Writing is an isolated discipline. Each of us write alone then fire our submissions off to editors or agents and hope some sees something worthy to be published. Or we give it to our spouse or a friend who will only give praise and not wise advice for improvement.

Every writer or would-be writer can profit from the insight and information in THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITERS GROUPS THAT WORK. Author B.J. Taylor knows from many years of personal experience what works. In the opening pages, she writes about her motivation saying, "Out of desperation to keep my passion alive, I started a writers group. The members were all writers, sure, but I thought of them as cheerleaders. They were just what I needed to keep writing, keep submitting, keep doing what I needed to do in order to be published."

Whether you are meeting face to face or online Taylor has detailed information about Who, What, when Where and Why. These specifics are for every writer. She says, "In order to be successful at reaching a wide audience, you need to bounce your stories off others first. Your writers group can help you fine-tune your writing so that it hooks an editor from the very first sentence. Your writers group will encourage and motivate you if you're feeling down when you receive that seventh nonacceptance letter in the mail. Your writers group will listen to your second, third, fourth, and even fifth revision of the same article, and will applaud when they feel you've reached the point where it is finally ready to send out."(page 2)

If you are stuck with your writing and need a boost, I highly recommend you get THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITERS GROUPS THAT WORK. Then read the book and apply the information to your writing life. It could be your breakthrough moment if you take action.
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"Choosing to be a member of a writers group is the best thing you can do for your writing career," writes B. J. Taylor. She believes writers' groups "will carry you farther along the road to publication faster and more competently than anything else."

Writing from a combined 18 years' experience in three writers' groups, Taylor knows what she's talking about. Her groups helped her garner numerous bylines in such publications as Guideposts, Writer's Digest, and more than a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Now, in this comprehensive resource, she shares her knowledge to help new and seasoned writers begin and maintain successful writing groups.

Divided into four sections, part 1 covers face-to-face groups and answers who, what, when, where, why, and how questions writers may have. The next section includes specific information for online groups. Section 3 provides guidance for effective, positive critiques; and the final portion discusses how to troubleshoot common mistakes, pet peeves, and resentments.

Written in a question-and-answer format, Taylor provides clear, detailed answers to pertinent questions, such as: How do I find other writers? How many should be in a group? How often should we meet? To add interest, she includes quotes and personal experiences from other writers, plus brief bios from members in her groups. Each chapter ends with secrets of success.

Because writing is solitary, Taylor emphasizes the need for the stimulating environment of other serious, committed writers who focus on publication. They'll cheer us on and help us persevere. She realizes not every group is perfect and recommends trying a group for a time, then finding another if that one doesn't work.
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This is well researched, and covers every aspect of writing in a group. It also includes actual group member's experiences. It contains all the questions that come to mind, including how to respond diplomatically to a writer's work that is less than stellar. I highly recommend this book for anyone thinking about starting a writer's group.
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This book is full of information on how to start a writer's group -- an A-Z approach. I found it helpful, especially starting an on-line group.
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