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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Jul 30, 2019

If you look into writing advice, everyone tells you to get into a critique group. But not all critique groups are created the same. And how do you even do it? And what do you do if you’re just not meshing with the group?

This time around, the ladies talk about how they formed their critique group, as well as other groups they created, and what kinds of ground-rules should be laid out coming in. They stress the importance of diligent attendance, even during dry spells, and the equal importance of being honest about what you want out of a group.

Also, Anne says the word “uncomfortable” too many times.


QUOTE: "Be around people who are good for your soul."  – anonymous until someone claims it


LINKS: If you’re local to the Seattle area, these were the places we found like-minded writers:

- Pacific Northwest Writers Association:

- University of Washington Popular Fiction Program:


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M Belen.