Thursday, May 19, 2011

Writing (and Banding) Together

One of my favorite things about being a writer is the incredible community I have discovered. I never in a million years expected to find friends, colleagues, or writing partners when I started writing for children a few years ago.

Recently, I joined the Afterglow Book Review blog as a contributor. It's an incredible group of writers and bloggers who love books. We're hosting a big blowout Beginning of Summer Spectacular starting on Monday (5/23). Thanks to the energy of Jen Daiker, the crew is hosting a giant giveaway--check it out and enter to win some fabulous prizes.

There are lots of ways to band together with other writers.
1. Write with Tina Laurel Lee in the Practice Room.
2. Critique with friends at Critique Circle.
3. Form your own critique group (online or in person) (NESCBWI Critique Group Resources)
4. Go to a workshop or a conference--it's great to meet other writers!

Share your other methods of banding together!


Ansha said...

I think support from others in your field especially a creative one like writing is essential for survival. It's a wonderful feeling, knowing someone's got your back. :)

LTM said...

Very cool. Blogging has opened a whole world of writer friends I never had but have learned so much from and gained so much from. It's been great.

And Yay for Afterglow! I'm following~ :o)

K.C. Woolf said...

You're so right about the online writing community: supportive, enjoying each other's successes and sharing the bad patches. :-)

Sophia the Writer said...

I've been trying to comment about your Afterglow joining but that blogger meltdown happened.

That's an AWESOME way to describe it - I have that all the time and I end up jumping out of bed, delirious, and signing on to Goodreads so I can post a review and 5 stars in my sweaty state. They aren't looking for any more reviewers, by chance?