Writing and publishing is not easy business and takes considerable amount of energy. Many people write manuscript after manuscript and never seem to publish their work. What defines one literary work as great and another as sub-par can be smaller than the thickness of a piece of hair. Working together can help round out your work and give you a little extra insight to your literary strengths and weaknesses.
Work in a Group: One of the best ways of improve on your writing is to find a group of people who have similar interests and meet with them on a regular basis. Groups help support you in your creative endeavors and create a sense of community made up of like minded people.
Review Each Others Work: Free editing is a great tool that can help you find the holes in your work. We all have a propensity to see many different types of mistakes in others writings that we wouldn't have seen in our own. Editing and reviewing each others work helps in proof reading for perfection.
Share Ideas: Writers are creative people and are likely to understand your sense of perspective. They will often engage in brainstorming activities that may help you find new ways of managing your plot. Sharing your ideas and writing topics with others can help open up discussions that will lead you down whole new paths.
Help Each Other Publish: Publishing is not easy and finding places that will accept your work takes a considerable amount of effort. Lots of great literary works failed to make it to the bookshelf only because the author didn't know where to publish. Group members can collect and keep an eye out for publishing opportunities and share them with their group members.
Look Around for a Group: Finding writing groups is not impossible depending on where you live and work. Look through Craigslist, Yelp, Meet Up, and events sites to find groups that support writing. Many of the groups are free while those that offer instructions may require some type of payment.