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Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!

downloadYesterday, I spoke about the critiquing aspects and the opportunity to read some fun new stories on Scribophile.

Today, I am concentrating more on some other aspects of the site that after several months I have found very useful for the authors out there.

Finding a group.

The “group” feature is pretty great for writers of all levels.  Groups tab can be found here.  The groups are a fantastic way to find like-minded writers. People that are writing about the same things you are.  I also found practice groups that help me refine my skills.  I am a member of several groups that

are 2018-01-17focused on improving sentence structure.  I have learned a great deal doing this.  Another fun group is a practice group that is working on improving the building of strong characters.  If you have a need, there is a chance there is a group in this community that can help you.

To find a group is easy.   Follow this link to the Group page and browse for whatever hits your fancy!  You can also see that you can “search” the groups.

Forums are fabulous!

The next thing I wanted to share with you my favorite Word Nerds is that Forums.  I am no stranger to Forums. They are a great place to just meet people to talk, vent or share some news.  Again, Scribophile has done a great job by sorting out what would appeal to the writer in you.   These forums are a great place to connect with others in your industry.  Find a mentor or friend to commiserate with.2018-01-17 (1)

Contest

If you are a contest lover, guess what?  Scribophile has those too.  Now I can’t give too much information on this aspect of the site as I have not entered a contest yet.  However, I am sure it is well organized and well run.  This site was one of the first places I found good information and some good partners in my writing.

This site is, in my opinion, one of the best I have encountered for serious writers and people that love to read. I hope you will take some time and check it out.  Find me here   and be sure to send me a note on the “scratchpad” feature so I know you are on the site.

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