I’ve been a member of the East Hants Writers’ Group for more than four years. During that time, we’ve discussed a lot of things. Sometimes meetings were filled with chatter, news and advice. Sometimes they were not. New members have come and gone, but for the most part, we have a dedicated membership who continue to show up when they are not committed to be elsewhere.
At some meetings, the few who have self-published talk only about that, leaving no time for craft of writing-related discussions.
I’ve had the feeling for more than a year now that a few new members have decided to not return because the group is a mixture of a lot of topics, and ones sometimes not interesting to those who only want to write.