… but they can also be dangerous. You can get your heart broken in a writers group.
Finishing School avoids this danger. Since we do not share work, there are no stars, no prima donnas, no hopelessly untalented wannabes. We come together as equals, dedicated only to making progress in our projects, whether they be quixotic and ill-conceived or utterly brilliant. The freedom and confidence this discipline confers on an individual is remarkable.