I joined the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group (CSFWG) in November of 2006, and became the Vice President of the Saturday group in June of 2008. In January of 2009, Hank Snider, one of our founders and long-time President stepped down from his role as President. To keep the organization running smoothly, I volunteered to attempt to fill his sizable shoes. I ascended (does that sound pompous or what?) to the presidency of the CSFWG on January 1, 2009.
In January of 2013, I chose not to re-run for the positions of president and secretary of the CSFWG. Also, at the same time, I resigned as a member of the CSFWG. While I still believe the group is a strong one for assisting writers in improving their craft, I chose this time to step away in order to advance my business- and craft-related writing skills to the next level. It was just, quite simply, time for me to move on. I wish everyone in the CSFWG the best, and may it continue to grow and prosper!
The Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group meets once each month to critique submissions handed in from the previous month. I’ve been in some groups in the past that met on a weekly basis. Meeting more often than every 2 weeks does not allow for proper time to examine a submission, and this always leads to poorly done, ineffective critiques. I prefer meeting every month rather than every 2 weeks because I can read a submission through once, walk away from it for a day or three to allow for percolation, return to the submission and give it a good run through for critiquing. I can do this with each of the submissions, and give everyone the attention they deserve.
If you are interested in hearing more about the group, please do not contact me directly! I am no longer part of the organization, so I can’t help you with any questions you may have. You can find the proper people at the CSFWG contact page.