Maybe you just got your first offer to ghostwrite a book and have no idea what to charge. Whatever the reason, online writing groups can be a fantastic way for writers to connect, trade advice, swap war stories and find new opportunities. W e polled writers to find out which online writing groups they personally could not live without — and many of them relied heavily on Facebook groups. Writers of all experience levels share their struggles and wins, ask each other questions, and generally support and encourage one another.
Scribophile: The writing group and online writing workshop for serious writers
Finding a writing group or partner is a lot like dating. So a good fit is important. More than ever before, there are many options for finding a group, wherever you live and whatever your schedule. There are large groups and small, in person and online. And each group has its own feel. One of the things I find most rewarding at Inked Voices is helping people match with writing groups.
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Scribophile is famous for the detailed and helpful critiques our members exchange. Members tell us again and again that learning how to write great critiques dramatically improved their own writing. Our writing forums are busy with thousands of writers from all over the world talking shop. Scribophile was the first place I stopped when I went from being an I-wanna-be-a-writer to I-am-an-author.
W riter Ryan Boudinot caused a furore last week with an essay laying into creative writing courses. His essay for The Stranger magazine provoked internet outrage, including Twitter attacks and defences, blog posts against the piece and open letters asking the magazine to pull it. Love and death and stuff, but my love, my death, my this, my that. Everybody else is a light character in that play. When I taught creative writing at Princeton, [my students] had been told all of their lives to write what they knew.