The Chelmsford Writers Group used to be an interesting monthly meet where experienced, intelligent and knowledgeable people encouraged each other with incisive criticism.

Now it has gone to a private facebook group because adverts and intrusive tracking always makes things better. That might give you a clue as to their abilities now. I've seen grey paste leeching from toxic waste dumps with more ability.

Shame, as there are lots of people who, with the right encouragement, can blossom.