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The Right Writing Group for You

In Blogapalooza on August 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

First let me say that I am really enjoying Blogapalooza.

I decided I would review some of my old posts and expand a bit on a few topics.  How appropriate for the re-launch of my blog!

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I originally launched Searching for Freelance Success in August 2009.  In that first post I talked about embarking on my writing career – taking that first step.  I talked about launching Mommy Writers in hopes of connecting with other mothers struggling to balance a writing career.

Since then Mommy Writers has had some success, but suffered with my recent hiatus.  SO I have decided to put that project on hold while I focus my energy on fewer projects, like gaining some momentum on my Twitter account and re-launching this site.

But what about networking?  Learning from other writers?  Connecting?  I’ve decided to sit back and just participate for a while instead of facilitating.  With that I have returned to a few social networking sites that I’d already known about and researched a couple of others as well.  This is the list I came away with.  I hope it proves useful to you!

Have some other communities for writers to add to this list?  Let me know and I’ll add them.

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Taking the Plunge

In Getting started on August 22, 2009 at 2:26 am

  Do you want to write for a living?  Do you want your words in print?  Are you trying to get your story published?  Do you want to make  a more than decent living doing all of the above and then some?  Join the club.  So do I, and so do hundred or thousands, maybe even millions of others.  So how do you compete?  That is the million dollar question.  If you have the answer please let me know.

  What I hope to accomplish in this blog, by sharing my successes and failures in the freelancing industry, is helping others advance their writing careers by avoiding some of my mistakes and taking some of my advice.  

  I’ve known since high school that I wanted a career writing.  But it wasn’t until about a month ago that I really started to do something about it.  I had read all the books on freelancing, but I hadn’t sent out a single query or gotten one byline since high school.  I had my work cut out for me.

  What was my first step?  I decided I needed a writing community to help me stay motivated.  I couldn’t find a community for writing mothers.  I started my own (Mommy Writers).  I figured I would be able to benefit from the experience of other writers and take advantage of the networking opportunities while supporting each other.

  What will be your first step?  Have you long toyed with the idea of a writing career but done nothing to make it happen?  Maybe your first step should be meeting other writers, pick their brains.  You’d be amazed what opportunities you might stumble upon, and how encouraging it can be just to talk to someone who’s been where you are and succeeded.   

 

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