Notes from An Alien

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Writer’s Communities ~ What Are Your Favorites?

There are So Many Writing Communities on the ‘Net!

And, even though it may be better to be involved face-to-face with other writers, there can certainly be no excuse for not being able to find other writers to talk to (as long as your Internet connection is functioning).

If you’ve tried a few communities and found them wanting, there are many more and I hope this post and the Comments from readers can lead to just the right one for you :-)

In the Comments of the previous post, Choosing To Self-Publish ~ Lots of Help . . ., Simone Benedict (one of the most loyal readers of this blog) asked for recommendations of online writing groups.

First, I hope you’ll give your favorites in the Comments of this post as well as letting us know about places that might not be the best to hang-out in

Now, let me link to a few communities recommended by author Jane Watson:

Literature and Latte, which has general writing forums plus others that dig into the features and benefits of the popular writing software, Scrivener.

Next are places Jane recommended but I can’t personally vouch for—which I’ll include because my intuition told me to…:

And, a last minute, edited-in recommendation from Jane Watson: The Writer’s Chatroom.

Plus, one more from me:

15 of the Best Online Writing Communities for Aspiring Authors

Do, please, add your favorites in our Comments!

And, also, give us any warnings-away you feel are necessary
Our Comment Link Is At The Top of The Post :-)
For Private Comments, Email: amzolt {at} gmail {dot} com

3 responses to “Writer’s Communities ~ What Are Your Favorites?

  1. Simone Benedict May 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks a lot for this post, Alexander, and for sharing the link to my blog. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get on Second Life one day. It sounds like a fun place for writers to hang out too.

    I keep meaning to check around to see if there are free on-line classes for beginning writers, too. Although I always had unpleasant experiences with writing classes, I can see where the right one would be a great help for a beginner.


  2. Alexander M Zoltai May 9, 2012 at 8:38 am


    There probably are free, online writing classes but, to me, the best free aid online for writing is all the Reading one can do :-)


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