My workshop students often want to keep up the momentum of our short, intensive time together, plus they want the accountability of having public deadlines. In a flurry of camaraderie, they exchange email addresses before heading out the door.
But then what? How do you construct and nurture a writing community? Some groups pay professional editors/writers to lead them; some are self-governed and -propelled; some are hybrids, occasionally paying guest instructors to come in.
On today’s GALLEYCAT, I came across a few tips in this how-to article, but would welcome any suggestions or resources I can share with future students. I’m curious about how you get a good fit, especially if your group includes multiple genres. What works? Doesn’t? Triumphs? Horror Stories?