Last updated on September 14, 2016
Community. We all know how much of a difference it can make. This week, I am featuring an important post from Jenny Bravo of Blots & Plots. She provides some good tips on how to find like-minded people on your writing journey, both virtually and in person. I found this particularly timely since I have added to my own writing community this week by joining my statewide writers’ club. Having other people to bounce ideas off of, to commiserate with, and to share information with is invaluable. I hope that you have or soon find a writing community that gives you those things as well!
5 Ways to Find A Writing Community
Let’s be honest. As glamorous as writing sounds, it all comes down to you, at your desk, writing alone. Pretty depressing, huh? But what if you could socialize your writing experience, and still stay productive? I’d say, sign me up!
When I was writing my first novel, These Are the Moments, I decided that I needed to find a writing community. It was important for me to make friends that understood the ups and downs of the writing process, and to meet people in all stages of this adventure. No matter where you are in your journey, it’s time to socialize your writing experience.
Below I’ve broken down the five, most effective ways to find a writing community:
Find a Twitter Chat
Twitter is my favorite social media platform, by far. It’s a quick, creative way to connect with people that allows you to ask questions, tweet at writers you admire and of course, participate in Twitter chats. A Twitter chat is an event hosted by one or multiples users, tracked with a hashtag in a set time frame.
For instance, Kristen of She’s Novel and I host a Twitter chat called Story Social. Every Wednesday at 9 PM EST, we tackle different topics about social media for writers, using #StorySocial.
The secret? Getting to know the regulars. After several months of hosting our chat, Kristen and I have gotten to know our chat-frequenters. It truly has become its own community, and I look forward to chatting with our friends every week.
To join in on the fun, follow the Story Social Chat host account.…
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