I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
So, I promised the AtoZ would touch on as many things about my life, mostly writing, as possible, and one of the big things in my life is the amount of help I put in, in the (Indie) writing community.
I thought I’d list a couple of the places I’m involved in, to share some of the stuff that I’m involved in – maybe you can join in too.
My main hangouts on Facebook are:
The Indie Author Group – Founded by Valerie Douglas, I jumped in to help with co-founding, it’s an award-winning group with lots of writers and service providers of all levels. It’s also strictly no advertising (bar a few controlled documents for the service providers). I’m biassed, but we’re a very nice group that works hard to support people, and we run a blog to boot! (Indie Author Group, and our short answers library TWIRL.
My own street team – get news on books, freebies, and advice. It’s a new group, but there’s space for other authors to share at various points during the month, including a payday and new releases thread.
20Booksto50K – a massive group devoted to all things writing. It’s a very professional, very focused site, and they don’t hold back when you ask for advice. They hold two conventions a year, and have lots of offshoot groups.
On Twitter (Hashtags)
My favorite hashtags on Twitter are #WritingCommunity, #Amwriting and #MondayBlogs. It’s also run at MondayBlogs. Mostly because they’re really great for interaction. But you can use anything as a hashtag. I’ve been building up #writersfam too!
So, where’s your favorite places to hang out?