Writers group meeting

I attended my first writers group meeting in person today after the baseball game. I drove to Columbia, Maryland, to a coffee house where we were meeting. There turned out to be 7 people who showed up today and I thought it was an interesting session. The group critiqued my short story, “Wake Me When We Get There”, and one other story as well. The session lasted about 2-1/2 hours and overall, was very well organized.

I actually learned a lot by participating and having one of my stories critiqued. I learned what worked for people and what didn’t, and why. I even learned a little about how I can improve in the future, which is good. Of course, it means I need to actually sit down and write. That’s another story, I suppose.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.