I see on your blog and those of various others talking to LDS writers that finding a good writing/reviewing group is crucial. I am just starting to write, have no connections with other writers, and basically have no idea where to start to find such a group. Do you have any thoughts?
I've blogged about this topic before. You can read the posts here and here.
Let me just stress that the BEST place to find potential writer group participants is at a local writers conference. Where do you find writers conferences? Check at your local colleges and universities. Go online and find organizations and forums in your genre and join them, then start looking for others in your area.
Also, about those guidelines for a writers group, don't know what I've done with them. But here are some good guidelines posted online: here, here, and here.