Organizations for Writers:
- American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is a professional community of serious writers, both published and unpublished. It does require a membership fee but the benefits are worth it. Through the community, you can connect with other writers face to face in writer’s groups. You can also take online courses, submit portions of your writing to critique groups, participate in contests, and attend a national writer’s conference.
- Romance Writers of America ® (RWA®) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income. (Dues Required, and proof of serious pursuit. Check out the website for details.)
- Novel.Academy is an online educational community with weekly Pep Talks focused on developing your writing craft. A monthly membership is required, but you have access to many courses. Lots are included, although specific courses can be purchased. I highly recommend the membership as well as the Build a Book Program. This program has helped me grow as a writer the most.
- The Young Writer -An interactive, online learning community for young Christian writers in their teens and early twenties. This is another paid community but geared strictly for young authors.
Seekerville is a Christian community of fiction writers will help you to grow your craft, help you connect with other writers at all levels, and will provide you with the encouragement and challenges needed to push your forward.
Websites for Building Your Platform:
The Write Call Posts on Writing:
- Male POV Part 1
- Male POV Part 2
- Male POV Part 3
- Character Voice
- Developing Well-Rounded Characters: Archetypes
- Developing Well-Rounded Characters: Traits
- Developing Well-Rounded Characters: Dark Moment Stories
- The Story Equation