I'm not sure where to post this thread, so if it's in the wrong place, I apologize in advance. Back in August I found out about a writing group that meets at a nearby Barnes and Noble. I decided to attend. So on the designated evening, I made copies of a story I had been working on and went over to B&N. I was anxious to meet writers from the area, socialize, exchange advice and tips, etc. There were twelve other people in the group. Their ages varied, as did their professions, appearances, etc. I introduced myself and we sat down to share our work. When it was my turn I handed out copies of my story and read it aloud. In a nutshell, it was an espionage story set during the Cold War. After I was finished reading there was silence. No comments, no critiques, nothing. After a few minutes the organizer of the group spoke up. In short he told me I was a bad fit for the group. My writing was "too good" and there was nothing the group could contribute to help make me a more capable writer. My initial response was, "WTF?" I've never experienced anything like that in my life. I thought the whole point of a writing group was for the members to support each other and improve our skills. Has anyone else here ever been excluded from a writing group because your writing was deemed "too good" or "different" or "not good enough?"