Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Writing Community in the Making

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I am so head over heels in love with writing and writers.  When I first began this journey, I am ok with admitting I was in my own little bubble.  I hadn't the first idea of how to connect with other writers, let alone already published authors.  I didn't see how any writer would ever want to hang with a lowly little newbie like me. 

Fast forward a few years and I see what a load of bull honky I've been feeding myself all these years.  I am meeting writers left and right, learning that many have the same insecurities, dreams, challenges and goals that I have.  I love the writing community I have stumbled upon through blogging and other means.  It has opened my eyes to so much learning to be had and friends to be made and I only want that to grow.

This is where a fellow writing friend of mine comes in.  She is a work horse and I gawk at all she does.  One of those things is her starting a site that is in short, SPECTACULAR!  Time 4 Mommy is loaded with lovely ladies, talk, advice and giveaways. 

My absolute faves there are:
- The writing forum  which include a writer's chat in A Writer's Block, Creative Writing Prompts and a Critique Group.

- I'm also a fan...and contributor (though I've been a major slacker lately with all that is on my plate) of the Books Section.  There you will find book reviews, hops and a book club.  This months book we are reading is Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card just in case you were wondering.

This is a new and very quickly growing community.  I advise you stop over and join in the conversation.  There is nothing like watching a diamond in the rough turn into the shiny jewel we all see in the store.  This site is a diamond in the rough people so come and join us writers for some fun, learning and of course, gabbing!

16 comments:

Christine Murray said...

I hear you, I find the writing community really supportive. And you find out how other people deal with the challenges in the industry (i.e. frequent rejection).

Andrea Mack said...

It's great to have a place to go for support when you're stuck or just feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole writing process. I find even just checking out other writer's blogs can cheer me up or get me motivated.

Emily Rittel-King said...

I'm happy to be a part of your community, Deana. Good shout out for Time 4 Mommy!

Deana said...

Christine- I know, there is no one else likie writers to understand the journey we are on. I love getting connected!

Andrea- I agree, I love jumping around writer blogs when I need some motivation. Works every time!

Emily- Likewise! And as far as the shout out...I try:)

Kristin Rae said...

When I started blogging to network with other writers, I had no clue what to expect, and I ended up with two amazing critique partners (that I've still never met), and loads of other writers eager to be sounding boards and to share their experiences with each other. I'm addicted!

This community sounds fantastic, thanks :)

Anita said...

What a great way to network w/other writers! Wow, your friend sounds amazing. How does she find the time? ;) Thanks for sharing the linkage and info!

Time4Mommy said...

I hear it's a great community *wink* *wink*
Thanks Deana, it certainly wouldn't be the same without you!

Now if only I could find the time to finish my book....

Alleged Author said...

The writing community really is lovely. Never will you find another community vying for the brass ring but able to cheer each other on at the same time.

Karen Peterson said...

Being part of a community is so important. It keeps us motivated and involved. Plus it's just so much fun!

It's really nice to meet you, Deana!

Christine Danek said...

I will check it out. Thanks.

Theresa Milstein said...

I felt the same way when I first began blogging. I'll check out the link. Thanks!

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

Sounds like a great group! You always make me smile with your posts. :)

~Debbie

Deana said...

Let me just say how awesome I think my commenters are! Too sweet every last one of you:)

Jolene Perry said...

Cool. That sounds WAY fun!!

Jennifer Hillier said...

I definitely don't know what I would do without all the great writing friends I've made over the past couple of years. The support in the writing world has just been incredible!

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