I titled this post “Writers’ League of Texas” because they’re one of the big organizations for writers in my state. Also because I know the organization fairly well since I’ve served on the Board and as its Executive Director. But the post is also to direct your attention to whatever writers’ association or group in your area.
WLT puts on lots of events or opportunities, including the huge Agents Conference. Last year, they also did a YA Conference. They have classes, a blog, a weekly email newsletter, and a lot more. Right now, they’re having Tuesday Night Tech Talks.
A new thing they have is the opportunity for writers to sub-rent space. So if you’ve been looking for an office, maybe even one you could get another author to go in with you to rent, check out the League. I didn’t see anything on their site about it, but give them a call if you’re interested in having a quiet place to write. They’ll tell you what’s included in the rent, the size of the rooms, and the cost.
If you live in the central Texas area, but aren’t a member, sign up.
If you live too far to take advantage of the classes, workshops and conferences, look in your area. What groups are there? If there is a group, what is the focus of that group? Is it what you’re looking for? If not, keep looking. If it is, go to a meeting to see what they’re like and what they’re doing.
Writing doesn’t have to be self-taught. And writing doesn’t have to be lonely. Meet like-minded people. Don’t pass up the opportunity to make writer-friends in your area, whatever state you live in.
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