Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Writerly Question

So the Gearing Up to Get an Agent Blogfest has arrived and it's assignment time.


Assignment 1: Take the greatest, dumbest, weirdest...just whatever kind of writing question you have, and post it on your blog Wednesday.  
 
Let's see... my question isn't that great or dumb or weird but what's your favorite writer message board?

And another one, just for fun, how do you as a writer connect with readers?

23 comments:

mooderino said...
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mooderino said...

A good forum for talking about writing is absolutewrite.com


Your second question is the same as mine. Have a look at the comments on my blog for suggestions.

mood
Moody Writing
@mooderino

Alleged Author said...

I'm with Mood. I adore absolutewrite.com.

http://anallegedauthor.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've never used a message board and I connect with my readers through my blog.

LINDY said...

Rofl! I had to Google what a writer message board actually is. Oh, boy do I have a lot to learn! :)

As far as readers go, I suppose I connect through my blog.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I didn't have a fav, but I'll be checking out absolutewrite.com now that I've heard of it. =D

JRo - Jaye Robin Brown said...

Verla Kay's blue boards are my favorite - through the boards I've scored great beta readers and a crit group! Indispensable.

Deana said...

I like A writers Block on Time4Mommy. Other than that, I'm mostly too dang busy with my blog and writing to get on one. But I REALLY want to! Absolute write sounds as good as any:)

As for question 2, THE BLOG all the way. I have met amazing people that way.

And you questions are just right! Thanks for joining in the fun:)

Lora R. Rivera said...

Q1: AgentQueryConnect and AbsoluteWrite are both pretty fantastic. Great query critiques there.

Q2: I feel like I'm so new at connecting with other writers!! But blogging and tweeting have been great get-your-feet wet ways for me. I adore twitter...

Nice to meet you!

Kate Larkindale said...

I use Writing.Com. It's a big site, but there are some amazing groups there, and I've made the best writing friends there...

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I don't know how to answer the first question. I use a private board (boo on the elitist!)

But for the second question, I write for me. I am my audience. Then I just make sure that I can broaden that audience (watch for things that turn people off books; language, info dumps, etc) and then edit accordingly.

Stephanie said...

I use the message boards on Scribophile.com. Members only, but they are great message boards and the site is a great place for quality critiques.

As for connecting to readers, at the moment I guess my blog would be my only way, but then I really don't have readers yet :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I don't really do writer message boards. If I've wondered about an agent, I've gone to Absolute Write.

catherinemjohnson said...

I used to go to Verla Kay's blue boards but never seem to have time these days, Twitter is all you need lol.

Kristi Bernard said...

I haven't used any message boards yet. I may have to give it a whirl.

Amanda Milner said...

Hmm, I guess I didn't really know what a message board was! Oops. I do feel compelled to check out Absolute Write now, so I'm glad you asked. ☺
As for finding readers, hmm, I guess I met my critique group through WriteOnCon. :)

Siv Maria said...

Absolute write, good tip. I just joined two writers boards but I am not sure yet as to how helpful they are going to be yet. Connecting to readers for me is through my blogging.

Melodie said...

I'm a huge Query Tracker fan. I've used their query crits and first-five pages crits, as well as found great blogs.

Michelle Fayard said...

Hi, Nicole, I'm another fan of Absolute Write. :)

I've also found more success connecting with readers via my blog and Twitter than I have with my FB fan page. I'd be curious to hear if anyone participating in the blogfest has had success with their fan page.

Wishing you a great day!

Michelle

RAD - Dot Painter said...

I don't spend a lot of time on message boards right now. One of my critique partner does and she passes along news to us. I do love Guide to Literary Agents.

I think I connect with readers by trying to understand my audience. I was born an observer of people often times to my detriment because I'm ultra sensitive. My critique partners help me a lot with keeping my stories believable, even though they are fantasy;)

Aubrie said...

Wow, I don't know if I'm brave enough to post something like that.

I think mine would be about unicorns...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Laila Knight said...

Hi Nicole, I haven't been able to get on your blog since forever. Each time I click on there's just a black screen. I was getting ready to email you to see if you moved the site.

The most I do to get in touch with other writers is blog.

Have a great weekend!

Rachael Harrie said...

Great questions! Verla Kay's Blueboards is a good one for YA writers, though I prefer making connections through my blog these days.

Hugs,

Rach