My Visit to a Real-life Writing Group

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On Tuesday, I visited the writing circle, where, as I left my nursing career behind in 2014, my writing career began. I haven’t attended for nearly two years. One reason I wanted to visit in person was to see my author friend Maggie Melville, we have plans to collaborate a short story collection- more of this later. The other reason I went was to find out if any of my former writing colleagues had published anything. I was offering to blog and review what they had written, and I was humbly asking for reviews for my own books…

I see no shame in asking for a review (if someone has read the book) reviews are like gold to authors, without them, we have no idea if anyone has read- or (hopefully) liked what they have read. I now review everything I read- I’m not a professional reviewer, but I think it is rude not to. 

Unfortunately, apart from Maggie, who understands about reviews, the conversation went off on a very strange tangent. I don’t think anyone is going to read and review my books. (Heartbroken face)

Apart from saying it was genuinely lovely to see everyone (with those who could not attend held fondly in my thoughts), a major positive was that my friend author Pat McAleese is putting the finishing touches to her children’s book ‘Cassie and the Howling Banshee’ Remember that name, it’s going to be a hit and I will be blogging about it an hopefully reading it soon. 

Happy reading and writing, Sam x

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