I was going to a "Righters for Justice" MeetUp group on Oahu. I decided I wanted to meet closer to home so I created my own writerʻs MeetUp group "Kapolei Fiction Writers MeetUp". We have been meeting once a month for five years. Interestingly enough my first book is about to be published and it is a nonfiction guide book ALL about public justice.
The biggest advantage I gained from my writerʻs group were new friends and contacts. I canʻt say I have learned new writing skills, but I have learned some web site administration skills. I recently moved my group from MeetUp.com to Facebook.com, mostly because Facebook is free.