Writing groups are important. There’s critique groups, like WordWeavers (a great nationwide organization), and encouragement & Inspire groups like the Writers’ Arc.
Founded 20 years ago, when we met in person (then called The Writer’s Block because the four of us lived on the same block), then we moved to Zoom during COVID and the group exploded. We rechristened it The Writers’ Arc. It continues as a monthly Zoom meeting because we have members across the country.
We share how our work is progressing, then have a time of discussion/instruction on the finer points of writing. It’s low key, encouraging, and open to any writers interested in joining. Our members list is around 50 people, but typically, a handful of people join each month. If you’re interested, let me know through the Contact Me page.