This week I want to bring an amazing resource to your attention—especially if you’re trying to connect with those who write fiction or creative non-fiction.
My Book Therapy is a website started by award-winning, best-selling novelist, Susan May Warren. Susie has a heart to help others achieve their publishing dreams, and I was fortunate enough to stumble on this group in 2009 at the ACFWAnnual Conference. This group has become my go-to place for a lot of my online, fiction writing and community needs.
This group has also become my community. It's where I go when I need support or sympathy. These men and women share much more than just a love of writing. They care about each other's successes, struggles and triumphs no matter what the arena. As a writer, community is vitally important and I can't imagine a better one than what I've found at My Book Therapy.
It’s so simple to get plugged in here, to become a part of the group—you just have to sign up to become a voice. As of December 1, 2011, there will be a tiered membership option, with the higher levels requiring a small monthly fee. But general membership will still be free. So what advantage is there to becoming a Voice?
- An amazing bi-monthly writing e-zine, called, appropriately enough, Voices.
- A weekly Monday night chat with experts to help you develop your story and your writing skills.
- A daily blog, covering fiction writing techniques, editing, social networking and the business side of writing.
- A place to connect with other writers who share your passion for excellence and genre.
- Special events, online and in person, some open only to Voices.
- An active, confidential, prayer team.
I know a lot of you who follow this blog are also members of My Book Therapy and I’d love for you to share what it’s done for you.
In the meantime…
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