Facebook Groups for Fiction Writers

One of the best ways to keep our writing skills fresh is by socializing with other writers. For those of us who don’t live in vibrant writing communities, online portals bring writers together from around the globe. Forums are the traditional online source for writing groups, but personally I have a hard time remembering to check back with various forums across a multitude of websites.

My solution is to have all of my online communities in one place. Facebook makes this possible for me with their Groups and Pages. I am already on Facebook for my friends and family, I might as well check in with the latest events in the writing community as well.

Three Fiction Writing Facebook Groups to Try

I recently discovered a new writing group called Writers Etc.. They frequently have guest speakers – insiders in the writing industry – who post discussions and answer writers’ questions. They also encourage writers to share their successes and failures, and are quickly becoming a warm, inviting place on the web.

Writing is another group that has lots of information for writers at all levels of experience and with varied interests. They promote writing conferences, contests, and job leads, and are a quick source of writing information for the busy writer.

Of course, we have our very own Facebook group as well! The Craft of Writing Fiction is another place to keep up with the latest developments, as well as participate in polls, voting, and sharing your opinion on various writing topics. Please stop on by and say hello, and keep an eye out for what is coming up next.

How to Find More Writing Groups

When I did a quick search using Facebook’s search tool, there were over five hundred matches for “writing groups”! However, many of the groups were quickly started and abandoned. There’s not much point in joining a group if no one is maintaining or participating within it.

Be sure to check when the latest wall posts and discussions were posted and commented on. An active, thriving group will likely have updated something within the past month or so. If not, don’t waste your time.

Check out your favorite writing blogs and forums to discover new groups. Many bloggers are discovering that Facebook is a great way to communicate with their readers, and if you’ve got a favorite blog (or one hundred), chances are that it has a Facebook presence.

You could always start your own writing group as well. Share leads, craft techniques, and resources, along with the camaraderie of meeting new writing friends. The ideas are limitless, as long as you have the drive to put them in action.

Do you have a favorite fiction writing group? Share them in the comments. Do you enjoy Facebook groups, or do you prefer a more hands-on approach to your writing communities?




6 thoughts on “Facebook Groups for Fiction Writers

  1. The Craft of Writing Fiction group/page on Facebook really took off when I invested some money with a Facebook Ad to spread the word. Facebook users are already eagerly using Facebook so checking out a group or page is a simple way to meet others with similar interests.

    Like you, Kimberlee, I found Facebook is swamped with groups and pages about writing and it’s hard to find the true diamonds but there are some great discussions and topics being discussed by some of the Facebook writers. It’s also a wonderful way to meet other writers with whom to develop a more personal friendship. As you get to know them in the Facebook group or page you can send private messages or add them as a friend and get to know individuals outside of the group on a more one-to-one basis.

  2. Tracey says:

    I have written a book but am yet to publish it, it is about my experience living with Spina Bifida, a neural tube defect. It is a fictional book, spurred on by the fact that my cousin’s son loves dinosaurs. Would love to get it published but don’t know where to start. I live in Western Australia. Please help. Tracey Hicks

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this information. This has made it so much easier for me to find reference which will help me with my writing, an art that I like to work on when I have time. Lisa :)

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