Writer’s communities, both online and local writer’s groups provide valuable support and feedback to the struggling writer. I, unfortunately, am not aware of any writer groups in my area. I admit, I haven’t gone perusing my local library for one either. I keep thinking to myself that I don’t want to get attached to a local group when I am nearly certain in less than two years time I won’t be in the same location.
In lieu of a local writing group, I created my own community on G+. The Writers’ Coffeehouse is, in my biased opinion, a wonderful group of writers of varying expertise that come together to support each other. We are a small community just shy of 300 people. We don’t allow links in hopes the community will be more hospitable to conversation and networking. It seems we inspire and support each other constantly. I am very happy and thrilled with the community of support we have developed. Each week we get new writers to join in on the conversations and create new topics. It was been a blessing to know each of the writers involved with the community.
This year, as a gift to my friends, one of my big projects is to develop a website where they can share their writing and blog posts. I hope the website will eventually morph into a marketing platform for each of the dedicated members of the Coffeehouse.