Thursday, July 18, 2013

Organizations for Serious Writers

Aspiring fiction authors often ask me for advice on how to get published. I sure wish I had an easy answer, but I don't. All I can advise anyone to do is read, study craft, read, take workshops, read, have others critique your work, read, and join a professional organization. I obviously think reading is the most essential thing a writer can do to eventually get published because it will give you an idea of what works. Most writing organizations offer workshops and other opportunities to learn craft.

Here are some organizations I often recommend:
ACFW – American Christian Fiction Writers
RWA – Romance Writers of America
MWA – Mystery Writers of America
SFWA – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

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