Group Habits

This will be my last riff on habits (for a little while, anyway!).

We have our own personal habits, but groups have habits too. This isn’t news to us, but how often do we stop and think about the habits of the groups we belong to, and whether or not those habits are serving us?

Consider the writers groups you belong to (whether they’re in-person or virtual). What is their attitude toward writing? Is it torture or a joy? Are they brimming with ideas or do they complain of being blocked? What messages are you receiving each time you interact with them, and have you picked up their way of thinking?

The great thing about habits (which control our thought and behaviour) is that we can change them if we want to, and it’s easier when we align ourselves with others who are doing the same. That’s why Rebecca and I are hosting the 30-day writing challenge.

It’s not about writing a certain number of words a day (although you can set that goal for yourself if you want to). It’s about creating positive writing habits—that means writing consistently and with the right attitude. If this sounds like it might be for you, sign up here. I’ll be in touch with you in the coming days with more details.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women