Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have been around for 11 years, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. Being active on social media is important now more than ever, and whether you’re self-publishing or going the traditional route, networking is key for success as an author.
To quote the famous journalist Germany Kent:
“If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.”
Interested in using social media to be inspired and make new connections? Check out my eight favorite Facebook groups for writers.
1. Writer’s Assembled
Writer’s Assembled is a 13k member group of authors supporting authors. Have questions about your work? Looking for feedback? Interested in joining writing challenges? This group might be for you! It’s not a promo group, so don’t join if you’re looking to solely market your books.
From their description: “Our purpose is to provide a warm, constructive environment to discuss the craft and business of writing. Here authors may pose questions about the writing process, get feedback on their work, participate in writing challenges, and find support from other writers.”
2. Writing, Prompts, & Critiques
Writing, Prompts, & Critiques is exactly what it sounds like. This 3.6k member group posts daily writing prompts, hosts a routine short story contest, and offers critiques for members. This group does allow book promos, but only on the 1st of the month!
From their description: “Need to stretch your creative muscles? Take part in our many prompts and see what flows!”
20Booksto50K is a different type of writing group. If you’re interested in making a healthy income from self-published books, this group is for you. It teaches fast, high quality book production so you can build your back list and draw in new readers.
From their description: “Talking indie authoring.”
4. Between the Lines Writer’s Nook
Between the Lines Writer’s Nook is my group! This small group provides writers and bloggers a safe space to discuss all things writing and publishing. I also host office hours twice a week to answer any and all questions related to publishing, writing, and editing.
From their description: “If you’re a creative who wants to mingle with others for support, feedback, brainstorming, growth, and tips, then you’ve come to the right place!”
5. An Alliance of Young Adult Authors
An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (AAYAA) is a group specifically for YA authors. While it’s not a self-promo group, it is great for making connections, asking for advice, and finding new resources.
From their description: “This is a place for experienced YA authors to grow their platform by helping out less experienced ones.”
6. Writers/Bloggers Network
Writers/Bloggers Network is a support and promo group for authors and bloggers. I’ve met some amazing writers through this group, and the daily sharing/social threads are great for additional social networking.
From their description: “We can embrace the strength of our own story. What that looks like is up to you – career growth, freelance writing, a novel. YOU create the dream and here, we’ll help you build the tools and knowledge to achieve it.”
7. Leah Corrine Writes Writer’s Group
Leah Corrine Writes Writer’s Group is run by author Leah Chiasson. She posts social threads, word count challenges, and writing prompts. While this group is small, it’s a tight-knit community of serious writers.
From their description: “Leah Corrine Writes Writer’s Group is a place for writers to learn more about their craft from experience writers and make friends along the way.
Write your hearts out!”
InstaNetWork is a networking and marketing group for writers. They offer advice and threads related to newsletter building, Instafreebie and BookFunnel promos, a database of indie authors, and marketing for authors.
From their description: “This group is for authors/publishers trying to promote their instafreebie/bookfunnel books.”
Do you have any favorite writing groups? Let me know in the comments below.
Don’t forget to join the Between the Lines Facebook group to connect with other writers!