Monday, May 4, 2009

New Writers' Support Group

Have you noticed there are an awful lot of writers who blog? Well, I have. Then, I got to thinking… Wouldn’t it be neat if we all got together in one spot? We could share our wisdom and experiences; give cyber hugs after rejections; celebrate the victories; encourage each other; and talk about agents, publishing, and writing. Imagine the networking… The platform building… Isn’t this what we’re looking for?

Guess what! There is such a place. It’s a Yahoo group called: Writers_on_Writing. This is NOT a critique group, but a SUPPORT group for writers. There’s no obligation to comment, so there’s no pressure. Lurk, chat, and get to know other writers at your leisure. We’re looking to grow the group both in content and membership, so please invite your fellow writer friends. We accept writers of all levels, in all genres. After all, we’re all writers in the end, right? The only exception is that all members must be 18 years of age or older.

Interested? You can either leave your e-mail address in my comments section or e-mail me at: lynnette_labelle@hotmail.com . Please put “Invitation Request” in the subject line, so I know it’s safe to open. Then, I’ll send you an invitation. It’s that simple.

Any questions?

20 comments:

  1. Invitation Request -
    Hi Lynette,
    Nice idea. I belong to a lifewriters support group on Yahoo, but this one sounds interesting as well. Yes, writers need a lot of support - especially handling rejection, inability to find agent, decisions about self-publishing, negative reviews, etc.
    Thanks for sharing.My email address: karen@followingthewhispers.com

    Karen Walker
    http://www.karenfollowingthewhispers.blogspot.com

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  2. Awesome!

    I'd love an invite: breathofsong at gmail dot com. What a wonderful idea. :D

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  3. Interesting! :-) I need support alright! LOL

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  4. It is a fantastic idea and I'm excited to lurk and chat :)

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  5. Thanks Lynnette, for setting up this service. I'm looking forward to it!

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks for letting us know! :)

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  7. Sounds like a great idea. My email address is
    Renered1 at msn.com

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  8. Thanks becca dot nazar at gmail dot com

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  9. Yes, I've also noticed a lot of writer's seem to blog! maybe we're just drawn to them, like to like!

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  10. I'll be e-mailing you, Lynette! I too belong to a couple of other groups on Yahoo and have found them quite useful. I'm sure this one will be as well. I love the 'net, it's so great for a community.

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  11. Hi Lynette,
    I joined your writing support group, but I'm not sure I will remain a member. I am totally overwhelmed by the number of emails from the bookblog tour class, and now add to that the number of emails from the writing group. And someone posted something about cooking, not writing. There's just not enough time in the day for me. Got no writing done at all - it took me all day to go thru the emails and do the assignment from Dani. I'll give it a few days and see how it goes. It's a grea idea, though.
    P.S. YOu still have word verification on.

    Karen Walker
    http://www.karenfollowingthewhispers.blogspot.com

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  12. It's a good idea but I think I am on too many groups already. LOL, I need a group assistant!

    Fantasy stories by Enid

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  13. Hi Lynette,
    That's a great idea - about making emails into digest form. How do I do that? I'm such a technophobe.
    Karen Walker

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  14. I'll check it out. sharlals@yahoo.com.

    AbsoluteWrite.com is fantastic, too.

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  15. I'm game.

    ~ Wendy
    email: millerct1@cox.net

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  16. Sounds good. Might try it. In the meantime I have found you. Excellent blog, shall come again.

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  17. Great idea. I'll email you a request for the invitation. With so many writers at different stages, I'm sure I can connect with someone who knows exactly how I feel at any point in the process.

    P.S. I don't know how I should feel about having "barph" as my word verification. :)

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  18. Hi Lynette,

    This sounds like a wonderful group!
    Thanks for sharing. By the way, I've scrolled back through several of your previous posts and I really like the look and feel of your blog. Great job!

    NA Sharpe
    http://nancysharpe.blogspot.com

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  19. Very nice. Writing is so much nicer with a support group. I'm thankful for my writing/crit group every day.

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