I'm always looking at ways for me to surround myself with motivated and creative people in hopes it will make me a better writer.
To trick a group of people into becoming our literary entourage, two friends and I formed a writer's support group dedicated to helping aspiring authors break down the barriers they face.
"12 Steps for the Recovering Non-Writer," now known as "Recovering Writers," began meeting January and has met once a month since and will continue through the end of 2011. With focused topics every month, we learn about ways to overcome obstacles, such as character development, writers block and how to get your work noticed.
The Daily Nebraskan did a write-up on our group, which meets at Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln's Haymarket. Beginning in May, we will shift our meetings to the third Sunday of the month, but we will still start at 4 p.m.
If you're someone who needs a little kick in the behind to get going, we invite you to join us.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. My friends or I will be glad to get back to you.