Writer communities are valuable – they spark creativity, provide guidance, and just give you a place to hang with like minded people.

Absolute Write is a blog/newsletter run by MacAllister Stone. AW publishes articles about writing and publishing, including news, how-to articles, and interviews. It also has a very nice and rather exhaustive forum: the Absolute Write Water Cooler.

Friday Flash is a loosely run international writer’s community held together with the duct tape and bailing wire called the Internet. It is an Internet meme cooked up by yours truly, where writers post their own flash fiction on Fridays and then tweet about it in conjunction with the #FridayFlash hashtag. A weekly roundup is posted here on Mad Utopia. We also have a Facebook page. You can read more at What Is FridayFlash?

Writer’s Digest is best known for the magazine of the same name and their books, including annual publishing guides and how-to books on writing. They also have some useful blogs and a very active forum.

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