You’ll see calls for reads of poetry, action, drama, historical fiction, personal essays, non-fiction…pretty much every type of writing.
Size: 6,810 members (as of mid-2019) Run by Gabriela Pereira at DIY MFA, a do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s in writing, this group focuses on all things writing.
In addition to watching Pat’s journey, readers have a chance to ask questions, share their own advice and experiences and get feedback on similar projects they’re working on.
Size: 17,850 members (as of mid-2019) Created by Grant Hudson of independent publisher Clarendon House Publications, this group is for new and established writers who are interested in the craft and practice of writing.
As one member told us, “10-Minute Novelists is my all time favorite…the group is so supportive, the admins are very active in discussions and post regularly…It’s helped me so much!
” Look for Size: 13,640 members (as of mid-2019) If you’re willing to become a beta reader or critique partner, or you want to find one for your work, this is the place to connect with other writers.You’ll find advice and ideas and get support from those who are also living their own nomadtopias.It was created by location-independent Amy Scott, whose website goes by the same name as this Facebook group.Admins prefer participants ask specific questions, rather than posting excerpts and asking for feedback.This is a great place to lurk and learn even if you don’t have a reason to participate!Size: 3,170 members (as of mid-2019) Whether you’re a newbie looking for advice or an established pro who’d like to pay it forward, this community is a great place to support and learn from other writers, as well as editors, publishers, agents and more.Recent posts include writers asking for feedback on cover designs, sharing motivational quotes and comics about writing, and sharing writing wins.As one member told us, “They have a supportive environment…Whether you’re a traditional, self-published or indie author, this group is a great resource for information, support or simply “a kick in the butt to get you going,” as one member told us.Self-promotion is not allowed, but you are able to post an excerpt from your current project for critique by other members. If you’re looking for less of a participatory experience and more of a compendium of all things writing, this group is a fun news source of recent doings in the writing world.Recent topics have included how to beat writer’s block, call-outs for beta readers, and grammar questions.Pereira herself interacts regularly, sharing Word Nerd Wins and hosting weekend writing sprints, which she says are like virtual writing retreats. Size: 5,520 members (as of mid-2019) If you’re taking your leap into the writing life one step further and considering a location-independent lifestyle (one of the many perks of being a freelance writer), this group is a great resource for learning more about it.