Wednesday, May 17, 2023

How Writers Can Connect With Writers


Writers need all of the help, support, and resources they can find. There is one place they may have overlooked: other writers.

Writers can and should help each other. Sure, you compete against one another for sales, reviews, and love. But the world is big enough for more than one author to exist or be successful. Do not forget to seek out and embrace fellow writers.

Authors may avoid other authors because they:

*Fear their ideas will be stolen
*Believe the writer has nothing to offer
*Don’t want to give more than they get
*Find other authors annoying to be around

But the truth is, authors can help one another by:

*Providing emotional and inspirational support
*Suggesting helpful ideas for marketing or writing
*Identifying or sharing resources
*Posting reviews at amazon, goodreads, or for each other
*Mentioning a fellow writer’s book on their social media

OK, let’s say you buy into what I am saying. Where does one writer meet other published authors?

I am glad you asked. They are everywhere, including:

At book fairs, writer conferences, and bookstore events. Introduce yourself to the authors. See for a list of conferences. Also see:

All over LinkedIn and Facebook. You can search for writers based on location, genre, or some other demographic. Use the “groups” function to find groups like “thriller authors” (genre), or “Miami authors” (location), or “gay black author” (sexuality/race), or search criteria that helps you land groups with hundreds and sometimes tens if thousands of members. Connect and get to know some of the members.

Real-world writer associations, such as Mystery Writers of America, PEN, Authors Guild, New York, Travel Writers Association, IBPA,etc. They hold events, network, and educate authors. Be active.

Writer conferences
. They are held all of the time. Just google them. Attend and connect.

Writer retreats. You can find them on

MFA programs. Check out a list of over 250 programs offering creative writers on MFA — learn and network! See

Online Writer Forums, Workshops, and Webinars
. Check out or

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.3 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:  



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