I recently joined a writer’s group in my local area. I have tried writer’s groups before and some of them weren’t great. They were pretty uninspiring. However this group is great. We all gel really well and a published writer comes along once a month to give us tips and feedback. I would say to anyone thinking of joining a writer’s group, shop around. If one doesn’t suit you, another might. They all take different approaches and some are better than others.
This month I’m also applying for an Arts Council grant in literature. Arts organisations often offer funding for writers and it’s worth looking into. I’m also very excited this summer to start research on a novel based on Irish mythology. It’s a subject close to my heart and I hope the project will be a success.