Every writer needs a community

Reading to write or how book clubs are awesome
My group didn’t look like this.

This past weekend, I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I went to a meeting of writers.

Shreveport has a writing club and in all the years I’ve lived here, I’ve never once dropped by to even say hello. Last Saturday I did because I was done writing in a vacuum. And you know what? I loved it!

Do you get that way sometimes? You toll away at your writing and maybe you send it to a couple of friends to read but other than that, you’re by your lonesome.

Yes, writing is a lonely profession but it doesn’t have to be, especially if you’re learning how to do this.

Sitting in that room with my fellow writers, I forgot how much I missed talking to other writers and trading information. Sometimes, another writer will say something or have the exact piece of information you need for your project. This is something that I’ve forgotten and I don’t want to forget again.

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Don’t lie. You’ve had this look before.

But what about if you don’t have a writing group close to you? What if you’re writing and trying to figure it all out on your own?

This is my solution for you. An online fiction writing class. And yours truly is thinking about teaching it.

I’ve taught online writing courses before and of course I teach now in an actual classroom. I’ve also seen so many people needed help on how to get started and really wondering how things work in fiction.

This is what I am proposing.  I am offering a free online fiction writing class. The purpose is to teach some of the fundamentals of fiction to however many people want to learn it.

The catch? There are two of them. 1.) If you think the class helped you, please write a recommendation for my site. and 2.) I’d like the class to become the beginning of an online writing community, a place where we don’t have to be alone when we write.

So how is this class going to work? That depends on you. I’m gathering information from people who are interested to see what works best. Once we have some details, I’ll email everyone who signed up. We’ll get started from there!

Want to get started? Fill out the form here.

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3 thoughts on “Every writer needs a community

  1. You’re so right, every writer needs to network, get support and feedback on their work from other writers. I’m in three writers’ groups. It takes up time reading and feeding back on other folks’ work, but it’s worth it. Not only that, being in groups and networking has brought me paid work on several occasions. Love my groups, they keep me going and on track. Hope your new online project works as well. Good luck.

  2. Thank you! Yes, I miss my group from Wichita. They were a great group and it was sad when I moved away. I hope to recreate some of that online with this group! Thanks for stopping by!

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