Saturday, April 06, 2013

[Linkage] F is for Forums & Communities

Note: My A-Z theme is linkage. Every day (at 7:00 a.m. EST), I'm going to list three helpful industry links per letter, and then I'll ask for suggestions in the comments—that way, we can pool our resources! :)
F is for Forums & Communities:

Do you participate in online forums/communities?

48 comments:

Clare said...

Excellent links! I'm just getting to grips with the Absolute Write Water Cooler.

Nick Wilford said...

Not so much any more as I don't have time. But I used to be quite active on ABC Tales (appropriate for this month!) I got some great feedback on stories there: http://www.abctales.com/

Angela Ackerman said...

I used to be very active on The Critique Circle & Absolute Write, but just don't have as much time as I once did.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I hear authors talk about the forum at Amazon all the time, but I don't have the time either.

JeffO said...

I have been pretty heavy over at Absolute Write but I'm on a forum downer right now.

Melissa said...

I have a love-hate relationship with #1. LOL
Seriously, all three are great resources. Thanks!

*scurries back into hiatus cave*

Trisha F said...

For some reason I had no idea Nathan Bransford had his own forums.

For me, Absolute Write has been an amazing resource, even if it did cause me a fair bit of pain. haha

David List said...

Gotta give a shout out to my homies over at Query Tracker!!!
http://querytracker.net/forum/

Dana said...

Great list! Absolute Write is wonderful.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carrie,

Only familiar with Nathan's ... Thanks for the other links!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Discovered Nathan over a year ago. LOVE HIM. Well his tips. Thanks for the listing.

Samantha May said...

I think forums are great! I've received a lot of feedback from them. Have a great weekend :)

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Carrie! Awesome theme for your Challenge, and those are great links. I like WritersDigest.com and the forums at NaNoWriMo.org.

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Connie B. Dowell said...

Great links. The Absolute Write forums are my favorite!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

These are such worthwhile links, Carrie.

ilima said...

I've jumped on and read some threads but never really participate. These are great.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You've been doing your homework. thanks, Carrie.

Mark Means said...

Actually, I'm a member of the Google Plus Writing Group, but haven't been active much. I do know, though, that there are a lot of great writers posting there.

Carrie Butler said...

I joined AW a little over two years ago, and it can be a great resource. Just don't feed the trolls. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Appropriate, indeed! I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Nick! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Same here. I'm starting to think forums are best utilized pre-publishing. They help writers gather resources and form relationships with each other. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I hadn't thought about Amazon! I'll have to look into that, too. :) Thanks, Captain!

Carrie Butler said...

It's easy to get burned out on forums, isn't it? That's okay. They'll always be there, waiting. :) I like to pop in and welcome the new people on AW from time to time.

Carrie Butler said...

I met the Goddess of Grammar at AW! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Yep! I've heard a lot of people say they head there for critiques.

Same here. I guess it's like anything else. You just have to take the bad with the good. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Good call, David! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Dana! :)

Jessica Peterson said...

Thanks for listing these links. It's always fun finding new ones. I'm a huge fan of Agent Query Connect, you should check it out.

Have fun with a-z.

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome, my friend! :)

Botanist said...

Critique Circle is my forum of choice at the moment. The discussion groups are great, and I'm still much in need of critiquing!

Carrie Butler said...

It's okay to love him, too. I certainly do. LOL

No problem! :)

Carrie Butler said...

It's nice to hang out with other writers, isn't it? :) You too!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Laura! Thank you very much. :)

I didn't even think of those two. Good call!

Carrie Butler said...

Mine too! :) Thanks, Connie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lee! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Lurking is fun, too. :) Thanks, Ilima!

Carrie Butler said...

Let this be a lesson to everyone still in school. Homework never ends! LOL

Thanks, Joylene!

Carrie Butler said...

Same here, Mark! This is a busy season for me. I hope things settle down a bit in the summer. :)

Carrie Butler said...

No problem, Jessica! :) I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestions!

Carrie Butler said...

I've heard such great things about that place! :)

klahanie said...

Hi Carrie,

Some very interesting links you have so kindly provided. I use, occasionally, "BlogCatalog". I connected with a number of writers and bloggers via that site.

I shall be ecstatic when I reach the letter "A" :)

Enjoy your Sunday, Carrie.

Gary :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hey Gary,

Oo, another good one. Thanks for sharing! :)

You too!

Tammy Theriault said...

I don't...I've seen some on goodreads but I don't think I would have the time to keep up with it. ;(

Nancy Thompson said...

I've never been big on forums, but I did find Lisa thru Nathan Bransford's forums. My own little treasure!

Carrie Butler said...

They can be quite the time investment... :(

Carrie Butler said...

A treasure, indeed! :)

Brett Minor said...

I am part of Studio 30+ ...That's the only one.

Dropping in from A to Z Challenge. It's my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Carrie Butler said...

I've never heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. :) Thanks for stopping by, Brett!