Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Just joined an online writers group & I already know I won’t fit in, at all.


I am meant to be improving my writing skills. But, I am not sure writing groups are going to be ‘my thing’.

I joined an online group today,  for ’emerging’ writers. They are all so serious about it. They talk about learning their ‘craft’ and a whole load of other terms that just make ‘writing’ seem pretentious . Me, I just want to learn to write in a way that is okay enough to shove the contents of my head, in a book others can read.

I don’t care about plot lines, antagonists, steam punk (whatever the hell is that) and there are people patronizing and criticising other successful authors, like  Stephanie Meyers – author of the Twilight Saga Series. So if they are criticising her, then I am screwed.

Plus, many of these very serious ‘writers’ in the group seem very needy talking about their doctorates, how many books they have already written, show how they are already highly skilled writers and are highly educated in writing related fields.

Which is great, but I thought this group was for ’emerging writers’?

All I want to do is extent my blog posts, into a book. No fancy writing, no fancy plot, just readable.

I don’t have any designs on becoming the next J.K.Rowling of the mental health writing world. I’ll leave that to the highly educated mental health professional experts.

I can already sense the superiority issues of people and I don’t do well with that. It irritates me.

Don’t think writers groups, are going to be somewhere I could belong, after all. I will just quietly leave the group tomorrow. It is good self care, to keep myself away from people who will only irritate me, and keep focussing on finding people who will enrich my life.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “Just joined an online writers group & I already know I won’t fit in, at all.

  1. Sounds like the group is for people who want to break into getting published the traditional way–which means, if you don’t pay attention to plot, craft, etc., nobody will even look at your work. In your case, self-publishing through Lulu may be more practical. You can probably get a lot of sales just advertising it on your site/blog.

    • Yes, they are mostly fiction writers, and I understand the need for all that more serious dedication and writing. But, it was more the pretentiousness in the group and the criticising others, that bothered me.

      I’m already aware there is this elitism attitude of being someone who has been picked up by a publishing house, as opposed to being a self published author and I don’t want to be involved with that.

      If they need to minimize the value the worthiness of self published authors, I will leave them to it.