Oooohkay, I need to check these out myself. I just never feel like I have anything to contribute. I feel like I’m always writing and too busy with it to interact with others.
Also to keep me out of trouble I only posted the first 2 you’ll have to click links to get the others.
4 Online Writing Communities You Should Consider Joining
Writing is mostly a solitary activity. You have to dig deep into your brain, organize your thoughts, and then put those thoughts on paper. No one can do that for you.
That said, you cannot write in a vacuum. In order to write content that is worthy of publication, you have to interact with other people. A community of writers is essential if you are looking to beat writer’s block, get inspired, and obtain a fresh perspective on things.
That’s where writer communities come in handy. You do not even have to leave the comfort of your home. Thanks to the internet, you can now benefit from the sense of community that comes with sharing ideas with other writers. All you have to do is find online writing community sites, become a member, and get started.
Below are 4 online writer communities that are worth exploring:
WritersCafe.org is a very active online community for writers. As a member of the site, you will be able to post your work for reviews, obtain advice on member forum, join different writer groups depending on the kind of writer you are and review other people’s work.
You can also participate in hundreds of writing contents that are free to enter, subscribe to writing courses to improve your writing, and search for literary agents, literary magazines, and publishers.
The types of written works you can share or read via the writerscafe.org site vary. You will be able to submit poetry, scripts, screenplays, novels and short stories.
If you are looking for a sense of community, as well as honest feedback to help you grow as a writer, seriously consider joining WritersCafe.
Scribophile is another site that you should explore if you are on the lookout for an online community of writers. The site also has online writing workshops.
As a member of Scribophile, you will be able to submit content in multiple forms. The site is particularly great for any novels that you have in mind. You can share your works of this nature for a chance to get honest feedback from other writers who read them. In return, you will have a chance to critique other people’s works in order to help them improve their writing.
You will have the right to protect your copyright on Scribophile. Only members of the community will get the chance to see what you are capable of doing.
You will also have the chance to compete against all the other members of Scribophile community in free contests. Cash and other prizes will be offered to the winners of those contests. That money can come in handy when you are a struggling writer, don’t you think?
Another benefit of becoming a community member of Scribophile is getting access to the writing academy resource. Through the academy, you will learn more on better ways to write articles, works of fiction and even poetry.
The academy also provides learning materials on publishing. All the information you garner from industry professionals will go a long way towards increasing your chances of becoming a published author.
While there is a premium package for those willing to pay for advanced Scribophile services, the basic account is free and very useful. All you have to do is sign up!