2 Self-publishing resources every indie author should use.
- Zoetrope Writing Community – zoetrope.com – Francis Ford Coppola created this community over a decade ago. It is a vibrant group of artists who come from all creative genres – writing, filmmaking, musical artistry, etc. It is a give-and-take group where you must review 5 pieces in the branch that you are most interested in and then you will be able to post something of yours for review by the community. You can make great friends here and you never have to leave the comfort of your home to workshop your WIP.
- #WriteClub – This is an online Twitter writing community that gathers every Friday across all of the time zones in the world. So, Friday begins sometime ridiculously early here on the East Coast. You can join a writing sprint at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning on Fridays because you will catch the tail end of the Australian writing sprints. (Yeah, I did it a couple of times!) Just log into Twitter and put in the #WriteClub, sort by “ALL” and you will se the tweets pour in if it’s a Friday.The idea here is that each sprint is 30 – 40 minutes long and you write with gusto. At the end of the sprint, you come back (as if to the water cooler at work) and chat about the last sprint and give your wordcount for that sprint. At the end of the evening, you can tally up your total wordcount for the night and you’ll often be quite surprised at how much you’ve accomplished while yoking into the group’s writer energy!