This is one of the most important and at the same time, hardest parts of being a writer. For your professional development, and mental health, I thoroughly recommend getting yourself out there and joining a group of writers. One of the toughest lessons I’ve learned in becoming a writer is that nobody else – and I mean nobody – is as excited about your writing as you are. But other writers come a close second. If you join a group, you can get helpful advice, critical feedback, comradeship, motivation, sales and more.
Here are a list of places you can go to for help:
- Amazon Kboards
- RWA (has a Facebook group) There is one in America and Australia
- She Writes
- Facebook groups (search for writers in your area)
- Alliance of Independent Authors (they have a Facebook group)
- Your local library
- Follow other writers’ blogs, comment and strike up conversations
- Twitter (hashtag #amwriting)
- Fan-fiction websites and forums
Pick one or two that tickle your fancy and if you have any other tips or have found a great place to network that’s not listed. Please share with me in the comments.