I've titled this post with a searchable title because as of now, there's no "New Mexico Christian Writers" group. There may be a few small local groups in the state, but we don't have a regional chapter of ACFW, nor do we have any statewide meetings.
I know of a few committed Christian writers who are interested in starting a group of some kind. I recently entered a new critique group with some friends I met at Glorieta who happen to live in my hometown. The only drawback to critique groups is that they must be limited in size. Our group is full, already, with one or two people on a hypothetical "wait list." For most writers, critique groups must be composed of no more than four members. If there are too many people in the group, the critiquing load gets too heavy and begins to interfere with novel progress.
There is ANOTHER kind of writers' group, however, that our critique group may be interested in starting. A writer's fellowship group doesn't participate in critiquing, but instead allows for professional networking, fun, and perhaps guest speakers, if the group is interested in that sort of thing.
If you are reading this post and you live in New Mexico, please let me know if you would have any interest in forming a networking/fellowship group for Christian writers. I'm contemplating an internet presence (perhaps a Facebook group/page) and an occasional coffeehouse meeting in Albuquerque (bimonthly? trimonthly?), and I wonder who else might be interested.
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