The Downers Grove Writers' Workshop (DGWW) has a history of successfully helping writers in all stages of their craft refine and hone their skills and their works. Those who have gotten the most out of the experience have found the following guidelines to be helpful.
Attend regularly. Most writers benefit just as much from listening to other writers’ presentations and the resulting discussions as they do from the discussions around their own works. Plus, if you want others to aid you, it’s a good idea to be there for them as well. Regular attendance also helps you stay current with what’s happening in other people’s work as it progresses over time.
Be prepared. There are several things you can do to optimize the time you have to present and the feedback you receive when you share your work:
Present like a pro. There are several things you can do to optimize the usefulness of the feedback you receive.
Give as good as you get. You’re here to get feedback from others, and they’re here to get feedback from you. These are some pointers to make it effective and valuable.
The Writing Pond Blog is home of The Downers Grove Writers Workshop. It is a compilation of members contributions. We love to write and writing about writing is one of the many ways in which we help to each other to become better and more consistent in the craft.