Writing Communities

Writing is hard so having a support system made of people who truly understand is essential.

Support

As fellow writers, we understand how hard it is to craft the perfect sentence and fight writer’s block. Writing Communities are for emotional support and various writing help. Having a group of people who are there to help you throughout all the steps of the writing process makes writing a little less lonely.

There are many ways to create a support system of fellow writers today.

Events

If you want to get out of the house and be around other writers, look for events like author luncheons and writer’s workshops. If going out isn’t your thing, you can join or host a book club or reading. How about a book swap or writing group? There are so many options for events you can attend or host with your fellow writers.

Social Media

If you’re on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, make sure to follow the hashtag “#writingcommunity” so you can connect with other writers that way. Also, if you are on LinkedIn, it’s a good idea to connect with other writers. Overall, you can connect with writers of the same genre but it’s also helpful to connect with those who write other genres as well to broaden the community.

Virtual Communities

If you want to have full support of writer’s from all over the world, without having to leave the comfort of your home, join a virtual community.

There are many websites like Scribophile, CampNaNoWriMo, TheNextBigWriter, WritersHelpingWriters, and AlmostAnAuthor that offer communities of writers. They provide member support, writing critique and other community features.

If you want to blend your writing community with your everyday community, you can join a Facebook writing group. If you are a writer then it should be part of your everyday life. When you join a Facebook group like mine, make sure to click “follow” so the posts show up in your newsfeed.

Make sure to have a support system in your life if you’re a writer. Join a writing community of some kind and watch your writing life soar!

Dawn Zauner – Writing Expert
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