Ruth O’Niel, via » Why Every Writer Should Belong to a Book Club, makes a great point. Your best feedback as a writer comes from readers, and you can learn a lot from how they feel about certain books. It’s a valuable resource that can help you grow as a writer.

If you can’t find a book club locally, don’t like the genres your local groups are reading, or are too introverted to be a joiner (yes, that happens, and it’s okay), join one online. Start with Goodreads. There are loads of groups there that will fit your niche and favored genres. It’s another great way to get feedback on books from voracious readers and will help you grow as a writer.