Writing can be an isolating endeavor. You hole up behind your screen, grab emergency snacks, and tap, tap, tap until your brain is fried and your fingers numb (and derriere huge … but I digress). Then begins that painstaking process of submitting, waiting, waiting waiting for a reply, and then trying to fight defeat when what you thought was epic writing turns out to be notsomuch.

THAT, my writing friends, is why every writer needs to be in a writing group. If for no other reason than to have same-souled friends with whom to commiserate and cheer. Sure, we can write without rubbing shoulders without another human being. But the adventure won’t be nearly as sweet.

I am privileged to be the Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild (Rocky Mountain Region), a group of spunky, determined and smokin’ talented writers in the greater Denver area. Of the 100+ writers who are associated with our group, we have some from as far away as Colorado Springs and Estes Park. We meet each Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Southeast Christian Church in Parker, with the exception of the last Tuesday of the month when we meet 7 to 9 pm at Barnes & Noble in the Park Meadows area.

If you’re a writer looking to improve your craft while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow creatives, please come. It’d be our great joy to be some of your biggest fans. AND, since today would be the last Tuesday of the month, here’s the scoop:

June 30, 2009

Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild

Barnes & Noble, County Line Road in the Park Meadows Area

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Special Speaker: Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent with WordServe Literary

Topic: How Do Agents and Editors Decide

Hope to see you there!