Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Writer Unboxed

One of my go-to blogs for information is Writer Unboxed — about the craft and business of fiction.

Post topics include craft, how-did-they-do-it, published author interviews, craft, marketing, career information and plenty more.

The website's founders are Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton. They have created a great community for writers through an assortment of authors and industry folks. The site shares information about the business and about books.

The website also offers another gem. The Writer Unboxed Facebook group can be found under the Social Media heading. Click it. I don't think you'll regret it.

A few days after I joined the group, I began to wonder "Did I mistakenly get accepted into this great club." If you knew about the time an agent, contacted me by email and wondered how I gained access to her agency's special blog — you would understand my concern. (I still don't know how that happened. I saw a blog that interested me and subscribed to it. Sigh.)

I digress. That's the beauty of Writer Unboxed, the group includes people like me — with a manuscript in progress — and published authors. We're all in this together — reading books and writing them.

The group has been very helpful. If you have a question, just ask. If you read an interesting post about publishing, an author, etc. Post it. If your book hit the bookstore or became available in ebook form, announce the news.

The group has a list of member's twitter accounts, blogs and books. Resources like this help me find writers to follow and books to add to my "to read" list.

If you have time, join the Writer Unboxed Facebook group. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I enjoy the interaction and discussion. The members are extremely helpful and make writing less lonely. 

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I never noticed their FB link! I love the site, and I'm going to head over there now to join FB. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I agree Writer Unboxed is amazing. I didn't know they had a facebook group so thanks for sharing. Also, I loved Therese Walsh's book - The Last Will of Moira Leahy, btw!

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  3. I love Writer Unboxed; I've found many wonderful writers on FB and Twitter :)

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  4. I'm so glad Stacy and Julie plan to join. It's a great group. I met Jennifer there. I just returned from a week with family, so I'm ready to return to all the fun discussions.

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