Virginia T.

Location:

Baton Rouge, LA
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Member since:

October 21, 2013

What kind of writing are you interested in? Tell us about your work and what you want from this group.

Most of my work has been literary fiction, but in early 2013 I finished my first narrative non-fiction ms. Now working on my second. Although there are many writers' groups in the DFW area, I didn't join any - I am joining this group because the writers seem to be serious about this art that we love and toil over year after year with often little acknowledgment. I simply cannot NOT write, and I'm excited about sharing time with like-minded writers.

What workshops interest you; for instance, technique or motivation or appreciation events, writing skills or marketing?

Workshops geared toward writing skills interest me the most. After working diligently to establish a consistent writing schedule and begin with an outline, I've learned that those activities are detrimental to my creativity and writing flow. But I believe improving my writing means that I have to try things others find helpful. Like many writers, "marketing" is an unpalatable four-letter word akin to Brussels sprouts at the age of three - we don't often learn to love it, but we know it's good for us.

Are you willing to share your original work and participate in critique sessions?

Yes

What point are you at in your writing goals and this coming year what would you like to accomplish?

First goal: continually improve in order to reach second goal: representation, in order to achieve third: publishing.

Introduction

After twenty years in Dallas, I moved back to Baton Rouge four years ago. Happy to be home and thrilled to be able to watch the Tigers again!

What Virginia T. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great Group!


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