Monday, February 2, 2009


Lifelines asked me to talk about my writing group.  Words for the Journey was started by Sharen Watson down in Texas, I forgot how long ago.  Then, three years ago she moved to the Denver area and started our group.  She has since moved back down yonder.  Our new fearless leader is Michele Cushatt.  So, for even more info, I recommend visiting their blogs and asking them.  
But, I will tell you what I know.

It is a Christian group and we have forty-six names on the roster.  But, I don't recognize some of those names.  In our weekly meeting we will have anywhere from eight to thirty people, I suppose.

The group welcomes all type of writers and we have a good mix of fiction and non-fiction.  Article writers and book writers.  We applaud each others successes and failures.  If someone gets a rejection, we cheer because at least they are submitting and that takes guts.

We have weekly meetings, except during December and the summer.  Usually there is a lesson of some sort.  Someone teaches something that has to do with writing.  Anything from grammar to how to talk to an agent.  People are also encouraged to bring in some work for critique.

Once a month we meet at a different location in the evening.  At this meeting special speakers are brought in to talk about writing.

It is a fun and supportive group.  I don't know what I would have done without them when we moved here.  And I probably would have given up on writing by now without them.

Any other members of the group are welcome to add to this in the comments.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I've never been part of a writer's group; yours sounds great!

  2. WFTJ is an amazing group of people full of talent and love. Great post.

  3. What a great thing, Kay! I'm thinking my own writing could get off the ground if I had some support like that.

    Oh, I never answered your question about knowing the Morrisons. I don't know his wife (my sister Lisa does)...but Lisa and I hung out with Jeff quite a bit during the summer of 1977! Our parents happened to be living in El Paso at the time...we were home from college and couldn't find jobs. It was a fun time. Jeff has a great sense of humor!

  4. I should add...Lisa and her husband keep up with Jeff now, because Lisa's husband David and Jeff are in the same pastor's fellowship in the Austin area.

  5. Hi Kay,

    Great blog! I just attended this group for the first time today and met Kay. So far it seems welcoming, informative, encouraging and the lunches afterward are especially fun.

    Write on,



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