Many writers pride themselves on being loners and it’s true that to write you have to spend many hours alone. These are just the kind of people who resist reaching out for help when they get stuck, thinking true writers have to struggle alone. Writing is a lonely struggle but you don’t have to do it alone.
In Finishing School we come together as writers of varying levels of experience. Writers who have published many books face many of the same struggles about getting down to the work as those who have never published.
This is how Finishing School differs from other writing groups. It is not a critique group. We do not read each others work and offer opinions because that often results in hurt feelings, fears of inadequacy, that fill up the time for work with insecurities and doubts. Finishing School helps you define a reasonable task to address in the week to come and commit to the hours required to complete it.
When we meet again the next week we do not discuss the quality of the work, something we leave for you to decide. Only discuss what you accomplished, what got in the way, and help you set a goal for the next week.
In this way, Finishing School is for all writers, whether you’re just starting to tell your story or have been published many times. We can listen to each other, learn from each other and support each other along the road being able to say at last, there, I’ve said it. I’ve said it all.