I have also had the experience of being acquainted with an online writers’ group that prided itself on not being a workshop. At that time I defended workshops. I still will; I’m pretty happy with PFFA. But how does the workshopping process work? What makes something hidebound, and makes something else healthy? What makes PFFA, for instance, any more worthwhile an experience than Eratosphere or whatever other workshop? Or is it simply a matter of personal preference?
Comments invited and welcome.