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Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Time to Write...on Facebook

by Jill Earl

Since joining Facebook last month, I’ve been working my way through the creative writing groups on there. Thanks to the handy "Creative Writing Groups on Facebook" list, I’ve been amazed at what I’ve found so far. With the goal to help people locate book sites, author pages, writing programs, presses, magazines, writers’ groups, workshop communities and more, you’re sure to find a group--or two--or more to your liking.

A couple of weeks ago, I found the "Time to Write" group. Not a critique or workshop group to share works-in-progress, their aim is to write for a designated amount of time of your choosing. You can do it in a group, by yourself, at home, in your favorite cafe, whatever. It’s all up to you. It really can’t get simpler than that.

I joined and marked Saturday, May 17 on my calendar. And wrote. Not as long as I would’ve liked, but I did something.

The next two "Time to Write" events are scheduled for June 21 and July 19. They’re on my calendar too. Surf over to:

If you want to scope out the Facebook creative writing groups for yourself, go to:

You’re bound to find something to your liking.

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Blogger Margo Dill said...

Thanks! I love to read things about all this social networking and how people are using it. This is very informative! Margo

7:53 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

This is great to know. I was invited into a Facebook writing group for mothers, so I joined, but then there was no activity from the other mothers!!! So I haven't done anything else with my account. I'll check this out though.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Thanks for the heads up! I hadn't considered writing groups on Facebook.

7:27 PM  
Blogger gretchen said...

Ironic twist: I was actually searching on Google for Facebook writing groups and found your site instead--which I actually like better than the Facebook ones:-)

I've been trying to let other writers know about our new Writers Retreat near Aspen (created by writers, for writers) - we just converted from a B&B and are offering a FREE one month residency this summer, but I'm afraid not that many people know about us yet.

Please check out our site: (and pass along!)

10:12 AM  

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