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How to find a creative writing buddy

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12:00 PM | 18 July 2017
by Tijen Butler
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Become an FR Writer

Journalism graduate and keen writer, Tijen Butler, talks about how to find a creative writing partner.

Writing a novel can be a lonely ordeal so it is such a great idea to buddy up and find a writing partner. I've listed where to go, online and offline, to find the perfect writing buddy.

Writing forums

There are so many writing forums out there that are waiting for you. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Writing Forum: This creative writing forum is great. There are so many categories to post in and you can send direct messages to other users. The only down side is that once you make a post, it’s there forever. You can only delete in the first few minutes, so if you get any negative or embarrassing feedback, you’re doomed.

  • Writer’s Digest: I haven’t used this one so much but it has a community section for you to post and talk to other users. It also has genres but the site is more vast in that you can shop, go into competitions, join workshops and more.

  • Reddit: This is a great tool for writers if you use the right subreddits for workshops or specific genres. You can connect with other writers, get feedback, and unlike Writing Forum, you are able to delete your unwanted posts and comments before they’re archived.

Twitter

Here, I have conversed with countless writers, both published and unpublished. It’s a great platform to connect, discuss and share. I’ve even had a few betareaders from it, where we’ve swapped work and compared notes. I recommend you use the hashtags #5amwritersclub#writerslife and #amwriting.

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