What’s Keeping Me Up at Night? My New Writing Group on Ning
For the last month, I’ve been talking up a web-based chapter of Shenandoah Writers, and it’s finally here: Shenandoah Writers Online.
Having recently taken the leap from teaching full time to writing full time, I am no stranger to how lonely a writer’s life can be. Therefore, I have established both chapters of SW in attempt to put writers in contact with other writers.
No matter what your genre, stage, or level of writing, you can connect with other write-minded folks right here, in this social network.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
This is a password-encrypted, by-invitation-only forum, where you can:
* Ask and answer questions on the forum
* Find critique partners
* Discuss your work
* Bounce ideas off others
* Journal (in a secure forum, by way of the “Blog” feature)
* Chat with members who are online when you are
* Follow the SW-IRL (Shenandoah Writers-In Real Life) writing group (check out the “Meetings” category under “Forum” to see what books we’re reading)
* Challenge yourself with SW-IRL’s writing prompts
YEAH, BUT…I’M BUSY
I know some of you have new book deals (jealous!), don’t like doing writing prompts, have school, have kids, have H1N1, but this online group can be whatever you make of it.
If you’re not into reading books about the craft, that’s totally cool. Participate as much or as little as you want, but please stop by every once in a while and keep us in the loop about your writing. This group is free to join, and I’m not going to bombard you with e-mails, so don’t worry. Even if you aren’t sure what it is you want to do with it, but you like writing, I hope you’ll check us out.
As I mentioned, membership is by invitation only, so if you are interested and I haven’t already invited you, please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to have you!