Writing Communities, Blogs, Forums, Conferences and Other Groups
List of Writers Associations
All writers need camaraderie and training, and a writer association is one way to find that. But what writer association is the right one for you? Here is a list of writer's associations.
A Comprehensive List of Freelance Writing Blogs
This space is a show and tell area for freelance writing blogs. Freelance writers can upload a screen shot of their blog/theme/logo and tell a little about their freelance writing blog. See submissions.
Blogs are an informative medium through which to learn about all aspects of writing. Here's a list of writing blogs to get you started.
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Leo Babauta: Master Blogger Targets the Writing World
Interview with master freelance writer and blogger Leo Babauta
Inside a Writer's Conference
Before you spread your wings (or gas up your car) and head to that local conference, make sure you read this interview with a Random House editor.
Writer's ListServs and Email Groups
Yet another way to connect with your fellow writer, About's Guide to Classic Lit has composed a listing of writer's listservs and emails.
Romance Writers Conference
About.com's Guide to Publishing gives us a peek inside this conference.
The Cape Cod Writers Conference
About.com's Guide to Publishing dishes on this writing conference.
Mystery Writers of America
About.com's Guide to Fiction Writing profiles this writing group.
Freelance Writers, Argument, and Comment Trolls
Freelance blogging may entail dealing with negative comments or even trolls. Here's how to handle it.