Years ago, I addressed my repeated failures at finding/forming a writers' group.
I've tried twice, since then, to find one.
The first attempt was at an online writing conference. How could I go wrong with that? A bunch of like-minded people, talking shop, interested in the same workshops were right there for the asking... and so I did. Two people from the poetry workshop wanted to form a group! I was thrilled. Within a couple of email exchanges, though, one person bowed out. The other and I kept in contact until her life became too busy and then she drifted away, as well. I would periodically email her with her replies becoming shorter, then nonexistent. From exhilaration to disappointment was about a month's worth of time.
Recently, I put out ads on my local garage sale sites. I figured I may as well try to start things at a local level. One person got back to me. No others. My county isn't THAT small. Within a few messages exchanged he, too, stopped replying to me. I've sent him two more messages since, but don't want to push anything.
Why do people tell me they want to be in a group when they don't?
I've really been wanting to start a website (complete with forums) for disabled writers. Because of all the bad luck I have with starting groups, however, I'm more than a little hesitant to launch a project, especially since it would cost money.
Have you had luck with writers' groups? Do you currently belong to any?