When we belong to a supportive community, we are able to accomplish more. Start here: Usually a quick Internet search with your city and “writing groups” will yield some results.
Attend the group, meeting, or class and see if the group feels like a good fit.
If half your members want to chat about their hobbies and the other half want to discuss writing in-depth, that’s not likely to be a good match.
If informally talking about each work is productive for your group, that’s great.
Lucky for you there are thousands of writers on Scribophile every day, and we’re a really friendly bunch. Scribophile was the first place I stopped when I went from being an I-wanna-be-a-writer to I-am-an-author.
Now I have four international bestselling novels with major publishers, and when authors come to me I always send them to Scribophile.This doesn’t mean you have to write the same types of things. It can be helpful to have diverse genres in your group.But it isn’t helpful to have different ideas about what you want to get done.We’re the writing group to join if you want to find beta readers, get the best feedback around, learn how to get published, and be a part of the friendliest and most successful writing workshop online.Scribophile is famous for the detailed and helpful critiques our members exchange.Discussing the cobblestones in Boston 100 years ago at length may be fascinating on its own, but it’s not going to help you get your book written.When starting a group, you’ll need to consider where your members will come from.Sharing your contact information with other writing conference attendees is a great way to expand your writing community.I was invited to join my current writing group after meeting a member at a writing retreat.Do you already have a handful of writers who want to form a group? You can often find writers by asking around, posting fliers at the library, putting a message up on Facebook or reaching out to local literary groups or clubs.It’s always important to work with writers who have similar goals and ideas.