Part of being a writer is finding a strong community. This community can support you through bouts of procrastination, inspire you, provide beta readers, and act as a sounding board for those “only a writer would understand!” moments.
So where is your community? Do you have a writing group in your area? If not – or if you want to expand your writing community – you can always turn to the wonderful world wide web.
Here are few examples of established writing communities:
Caffeinated Press – Yes! We have a forum for our registered users where writers and editors can share ideas, give advice, and just generally be awesome in each others’ company.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word draft during the month of November. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. (Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the original November event. There are Camp sessions in both April and July.)
30in30 is a similar concept housed on Facebook, focused on writing 30,000 words in 30 days. The particular month is usually mutually decided, or decided by majority vote. The point is to just get in some writing done. Said writing can be anything, it doesn’t have to be fiction; you can work on a blog if you want! Next up – February 2015!
Reddit.com/r/writing – Reddit’s home for writers. They talk about important matters for writers, news affecting writers, and the finer aspects of the writing craft.
Are you already a member of a writing community? Share your experiences on our forums! You get a lot out of being in a writing community, imagine what you would gain if all of those communities met and discussed here as well!