Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writer

The Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writers have become more difficult over the last 5-10 years to find. It’s amazing how some very well established sites just disappeared after Facebook climbed to the top of the mountain. I’m going to avoid added Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, or Facebook to this list. We all know how helpful those sites are for marketing your platform and your work.

On this list are sites that deal with writing directly. These are social networks and sites for authors and writers, and message boards. These sites are essential to writers for other reasons than just marketing opportunities. Too many times we only worry about supporting ourselves by promoting, but we don’t worry about other authors or even the sites who are helping us promote our books and our writing. So go to these sites, become part of their communities and support them by signing up and frequenting them and help them survive as the Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writers on the web.

Word of warning here: If these networks have you PUBLISH work that shows up on search engines or are broadcast to the larger community, journals and magazines may count this as having published the work. SOME of those publications will then reject your work.

Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writers

Writing.com

They have been around forever. They have a strong community of authors and writers who can help. You can get some very positive feedback from them. The big ding against them is that they charge for a full service membership. Though you can access some of the features with a free account, you will need to pay $19.95 a year (as last count) to get full use of all their features. Honesty, it’s less than 2$ and it supports a long term community and helpful community on the web.

Book in a Week 

Book in a week is a great community that uses the Moodle platform for writers. If you have ever worked with Moodle you know it’s a fully functioning teaching software that allows you to run writing workshops or really any interactive courses, very efficiently.  Book in a week is certainly worth trying.

Writer’s Café.org

They have been aournd for a very long time. WC exploded in the early 2000s. They in the past had very large community and still do. Anyway, they encourage you to share your work.

Writertopia 

Social Networking community for writers that allows you to create profiles and join groups. They also have experts that write informative articles. Also allows you to create and post your writing. A new site.

Zoetrope All Story

Ok, about 30 years ago the amazing Francis Ford Coppola (yes director of the Godfather and other award winning films) started this magazine.  If I remember correctly from their old invitations to the site, they wanted you to post entries of stories, and then they got feedback from the community, and some of those stories were turned into screen plays. I think it’s the same idea now.

The Writing Room

Social Networking community for writers that allows you to create profiles and join groups. They also have experts that write informative articles. Also allows you to create and post your writing.

Writertopia 

Social Networking community for writers that allows you to create profiles and join groups. They also have experts that write informative articles. Also allows you to create and post your writing. A new site.

AbcTales 

Write your story, post a story.

Message Boards for Writers

These are the top message boards for writers. We are judging here by how they help writers, and how much traffic they have. Most here are very popular, and they usually have published writers helping as well as online courses. Our message board is the last on the list. It is new, and if you have time sign up to help us out.

Writer’s Digest Forum

Hugely popular message boards for writers. They have been around for many years.

Absolute Write

Message boards for writers, very popular. A very large, active and helpful forum of published and unpublished writers. I would honestly say this group is the best group of writers on the web, and they are our competitors. Great advice here.

National Novel Writing Month Forum

Message boards for writers.

Writers.net Message Boards 

Message boards for writers, very popular.

Writers Weekly Message Boards

Message boards for writers, very popular.

Every Writer 
We had a large and thriving community at one time, but we had some real technical issues. First our code broke, whatever that means, then we couldn’t update, then we were swarmed by so many spam bots while we were using outdated security that the community basically has to be shut down.  Every Writer

So here is our new fledgling community. Please please please help us help it grow!

If you have a suggestion on adding sites to this list of Best Social Networking and Message boards for writers, please leave a comment, and we will add all worthy suggestions.