So, you wanna write. You dream about having an article published. Better still, you dream about being a published author, having written a book. Daily, you think about plots, settings, themes, words, creating, innovating. You have a story to tell. However, your procrastination gets the better of you, continually.
Not sure of answering “how,” “who,” “what,” “when,” “where,” and “how much,” you are at a loss to a new beginning, perhaps doubtful, perhaps lacking in self-confidence, lacking in motivation and inspiration, etc. Well, stop right there!
Simply, here are suggestions to get you started: (1.) Library – contact them to find out their hours; ask them if there is a writers’ group or club available for you to sit in on. (2.) Internet search – through one search engine or another, type in NameofYourCityWritersGroups and press “Go” or “Search,” whichever the case may be. For instance, as I reside in Sacramento County, California, I googled “Sacramento, CA, Writers Groups,” pressed “go,” and came up with two groups.
Happy I did so, I am now a member of the “Sacramento Suburban Writers Club.” The monthly meetings are held in a back conference room of the Fair Oaks Library. Through other members’ encouragement, references, arranged speakers, and shared ideas, my book was published. To me, the members’ insatiable knowledge was my highlight!
For hoots and giggles, their website is sactowriters.synthasite.com.
Be happy! A. K. Buckroth