Connecting with other writers is a fantastic way to stay inspired, keep your writing fresh, learn more about writing, and to build your platform. Gone are the days of the reclusive writer, and I say good riddance! It had romantic appeal back when I was a kid, dreaming of hiding out in a cabin, writing away my days with no one to bother me. But as an adult I look back at that fantasy and realize you can’t learn much all hidden away by yourself. And I love to keep learning!
Writing Tip: Get on Twitter and join in writer chats, or join Goodreads and chat with authors and/or readers. On Twitter Monday nights at 6pm PT there is #WritersRoad, Tuesday at 6pm PT there is the #IndieChat, and you can find other chats nearly every day of the week.
Speaking of chances to connect with authors… A week from today, April 17th at 5:00pm Pacific Time, the Indie Elite is hosting a live chat with author Christine Fonseca (YA novella Dies Irae, YA novel Lacrimosa, as well as acclaimed non-fiction titles) and myself (The Secret Of Spruce Knoll, Channeler’s Choice, and To Ride A Puca). We’ll be talking about our books, writing, reading, and everything in between. And we’ll be doing giveaways during the chat. You can win books and swag. Hope to see you there!