I was looking for a group to join, but I was not satisfied with what I found. All the groups I visited catered to one specific genre, changed the personality of my characters or tried to box me into one genre of writing. But I'm a multigenre writer!
After long debate with two important people in my life at that time—Mrs. Emma Rodgers, owner of the iconic, Black Images Book Bazaar and Tia Ross (Shabazz back then), founder/producer of the Black Writers Reunion & Conference, I was encouraged to start my own group.
I had no clue about starting a writers group. But I thought, okay, I’ll attract people who were already writing who could give me guidance. Thus, the Dallas Cultural Fiction Writers Society was born. And befittingly, we would meet at Black Images Book Bazaar in Wynnewood Village in Dallas, Texas.
But, once we started, what I found was that I was not the only writer who was in need of something different and unique. SO many other writers had some of the same needs as mine. So, all of a sudden, my goal became to direct a diverse support group for writers of ALL genres to help give consciousness to their writing dreams as well as my own.