So this week as I was writing and realizing that I don’t get to share much more of Rose with you guys, I started to feel lonely. I need a writer buddy who I can share all my stuff with and who will share their writing with me too.
I started Hypergraphia as a way to do that, but with no one really sharing their writing back, it’s not working the same way it would if I had an actual group of writers, or even just a friend here in Provo to share with.
In an effort to fight off the loneliness, I started google searching to find writers in the area. I didn’t really find anything, but I did find this website called Scribophile.
http://www.scribophile.com is a resource for writers everywhere to connect and share their writing for the purpose of getting feedback. It works based on Karma points, where you earn Karma by critiquing writing, and you spend it by posting your own writing for feedback.
I spent a good portion of the day yesterday exploring Scribophile and other websites with the same purpose, and Scribophile by far was my favorite. It’s easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. Everyone is so outgoing and helpful because they’re all there for the same reason you are. People just want to help others and get help in return. I would highly recommend this website to anyone who is looking for feedback on their writing.
There are also a lot of discussion forums where you can bring up and discuss any topic, like Chapter Names vs. Chapter Titles, or Publishing questions, or even just general help on your book. It’s really awesome getting so many opinions on things, but no one is offended if you don’t agree.
I started a discussion asking for help on the title of the trilogy that Rose is in. It’s been almost three months and I still haven’t come up with a good name. For those of you who have read Rose here on my blog, do you have any ideas? If so, post it in the comments! I’m dying for help. I’m hoping to get the trilogy title decided by the time I’m at the halfway point, which should be next week.
Two chapters left to post here. That is just crazy. I can’t believe how motivated I am for this series. Thanks to my loyal readers for keeping me motivated!