A Site to Remember

There are a lot of resources available on the internet to writers. Everything from dictionaries to blogs. One of the best websites I’ve seen for writers is Forward Motion. I’ve been a member there for about three years, although the first year or so I spent basically no time there. Then a friend of mine, Tamara Siler Jones (If you haven’t read her books, you should! She writes forensic murder mysteries in a fantasy setting, and she’s wonderful. You should check out her first book, Ghosts in the Snow.), suggested I look for a crit group on Forward Motion. I was fortunate enough to get accepted to a group, and in the two years I’ve been a member of the group, I’ve learned a tremendous amount. Seriously. I owe that group a huge thank you for how much they’ve helped me grow as a writer.

Forward Motion has pretty much everything you can imagine that a writer might need. Chats (Not that I’ve ever joined one. Chatting isn’t really my thing.) There are message boards for every genre you can imagine, and for anything else you want. Grammar questions. Research topics. A place to rant. A board for keeping track of agent searches. There are dares to do (outlining, word counts). Marathons to compete in. You can find worldbuilding help. Market reports. Even discussions on writing techniques. (And now I feel like I’m trying to sell real estate. See the lovely view from this window…)

Seriously, though, if you’re looking for a great, supportive community for writers, Forward Motion is a place you should check out. Everyone I’ve met there is friendly and helpful, and if they don’t know the answer to something, they can usually point you in the right direction.

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