Self-publishing Writers’ Group

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.

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Creating an Anthology

Diane Lynn TibertI’m a member of the East Hants Writer’s Group. We meet the third Tuesday of each month except for July, August and December, which means we just had our first meeting of the season this week.

Although we always have engaging conversations about writing and publishing, and we critique stories written by members, I thought we could do more, something that would last longer than a meeting, longer than a season.

I suggested we contribute work to create an anthology. And the others agreed.

Anthology: a collection of poems or prose selections from various authors (Gage Canadian Dictionary 1983).

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