20 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss

20 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss

Whether you’re a freelancer, a blogger, a fiction writer or anything in between, we could all use a little company on the sometimes lonely road known as the writing life.

Maybe you just got your first offer to ghostwrite a book and have no idea what to charge. Maybe your characters refuse to do what you want them to do (isn’t that just like them?), and you could use someone to commiserate with. Maybe it’s after midnight and you’re still up trying to wrestle the words into submission, and you dearly need to be talked down off the ledge.

Whatever the reason, Facebook groups can be a fantastic way for writers to connect, trade advice, swap war stories and find new opportunities. Knowing there are other people out there who “get” what it’s like to be a writer can be a huge comfort, and the chance to share experience and tips with people on all stages of the writing journey is invaluable.

So we polled writers to find out which Facebook groups they personally could not live without.

Here are the results, in no particular order:

1. The Write Life Community

We’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about our own Facebook group! Writers of all experience levels can share their struggles and wins, ask each other questions and otherwise support and encourage the community throughout the writing life.

2. Calls for Submissions

More than 42,500 members must be onto something. This group collects submission calls for poetry, fiction and art and presents them all in one easy-to-follow place. If you’re looking for publication opportunities, it’s worth checking out.

3. Create Your Nomadtopia

If you’re taking your leap into the writing life one step further and considering a location-independent lifestyle (one of the many perks of being a writer), this group is a great resource for learning more about it, finding advice and ideas and getting support from those who are also living their own nomadtopias.

4. Indie Author Group

One of the bigger communities of indie authors and self-publishers (with a focus on fiction), this group is a great place to get advice, air your grievances and find lesser-known authors. The only downside is that membership is so big it can be hard to connect one-on-one with individual members.

5. Indie Writers Unite!

Open to indie writers of all kinds, this group allows self-promotion only in admin-created threads, and has a fair but firm panel of moderators who keep spammers and trolls at bay.

6. Smart Passive Income Kindle Group

Ever wanted to write a Kindle book or wondered how the process works? Join this group to get a behind-the-scenes look at popular blogger Pat Flynn’s own journey to publish a Kindle book from start to finish. In addition to watching Pat’s journey, readers have a chance to ask questions, share their own advice and experiences and get feedback on similar projects they’re working on.

7. We Blog…A Blogging Community

A great place for bloggers to connect, share ideas and find new readers by promoting their own blogs.

8. Blogging Boost

Another group chock full of advice, resources and support for bloggers, this group limits self-promotion to Mondays only, which helps save your feed from over-saturation.

9. Write On! Online

An extension of a live group that started at a Barnes & Noble in California in 2002, this “writer’s support group” aims at helping writers set goals, troubleshoot and network. It tries to foster a sense of community and energy among its wide range of members, who vary in terms of age, experience and writing genre. As one member told us, “They have a supportive environment and a very informative podcast. Another great group to provide that much needed ‘kick in the pants’ without the guilt.”

10. Fiction Writers Group

Created in 2009 and with 10,000+ members around the world, this group also publishes three anthologies a year. Whether you’re a traditional, self-published or indie author, this group is a great resource for information, support or simply “a kick in the butt to get you going,” as one TWL reader commented. Self-promotion is not allowed, but you are able to post an excerpt from your current project for critique by other members.


11. Children’s Authors and Illustrators on Facebook

Whether you pen picture books or YA novels, this group is a place to connect with aspiring writers, published authors and children’s lit fans. Trade tips, share the latest industry news, discover new authors and share your own project (on one dedicated thread that keeps all other self-promotion out of the group’s feed).

12. Writers Write

If you’re looking for less of a participatory experience and more of a compendium of all things writing, this group is a fun news source of recent doings in the writing world. Notable recent posts include reaction to Bob Dylan’s nomination for (and subsequent radio silence towards) the Nobel Prize for Literature and Kanye West penning a poem on McDonald’s french fries for Frank Ocean’s new art mag. Dare we say it’s a great way to kill a little “writer’s block” time?

13. Careful Cents Freelancers Club

When you join the Club, you get access not only to the exclusive Facebook group, but also many other goodies like targeted job offers and opportunities, guest posting gigs and media opportunities, monthly Q&As and Twitter chats. It’s a community and job board all in one!

14. Writers Helping Writers

Whether you’re a newbie looking for advice or an established pro who’d like to pay it forward, this community is a great place to support and learn from other writers, as well as editors, publishers, agents and more.

15. Writers World

As one of the phrases on this group’s logo image indicates, you need “lizard skin” to be an active member in this critique-only group. You’ll find no pep talks or ego-fluffing here, simply polite, but pull-no-punches assessments of any pieces members offer up for critique. (One of the admins has edited for Disney and NBC, if you wonder how useful those critiques are.) If you want to get serious about your work, and you can handle bold honesty, this group can help you hone your skills.

16. NaNoWriMo Participants

Have you ever participated in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)?? This group of 26,000+ members can help you through the challenge by offering support, tips and empathy as you type, type, type your way to 50,000 words in 30 days.

17. 10 Minute Novelists

Crunched for time and in need of encouragement? Look no further than this group brought to you by the website of the same name, which was named one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers in 2016. Promotion-free and all about community and motivation, this group offers harried writers inspiring features like Tuesday “Buddy Days” (when you can find critique partners and beta readers) and Wednesday #AuthorHappiness chats (where members celebrate their weekly successes).

18. Women Writers, Women’s Books

Ladies, this one’s for you. Connect with women writers of all genres and experience levels, from indie scribes to traditionally published and self-published authors. As one member (and TWL reader) Suzanne Brazil says of the group, “They have an active Twitter presence, publish helpful essays, support each other’s blogs and author pages and are generally just a great place for technical questions, writing advice, and encouragement! Can’t recommend them highly enough.”

19. The Aspiring Travel Writer

Run by blogger and podcaster Alexa Williams Meisler of Break Into Travel Writing, this group’s goal is to provide “a place to connect with others interested in breaking into travel blogging or taking your travel writing to a higher level.” Self-promotion is limited to “Friday Free for Alls” to allow members to focus more on supporting and learning from each other.

20. The Literati Writers

This group came up several times in our discussions with writers and is also highly recommended, but at a price tag of $197 per quarter, it may not be for everyone. That said, this fee covers much more than just access to the Facebook group; you also get to participate in live author interviews, Google+ Hangouts, weekly accountability check-ins, personal sessions with founder Dave Ursillo and the chance to contribute to the Literati blog and digital book projects. See here for information on how to join.

Have you found a home in any other writers’ groups on Facebook? Share them with us in the comments!

This post originally ran in September 2013. We updated it in November 2016 so it’s more useful and relevant for our readers!

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  • Leigh says:

    Hi again Kelly,

    Great list you have here. I belong to a quite few FB writer groups but most are travel writing related. I’ll be adding some of these to my FB feed as well.

    I also run a FB writer’s group. It’s called The Writer’s Process. The focus of the group is on writing and editing of blogs, books, memoirs and short stories, but we also talk about how to incorporate social media, entrepreneurship and publishing into our greater writing goals.

    Each writer has the opportunity to workshop writing, plus receive feedback anytime on shorter pieces, newsletter and the like. In addition, I provide writing and publishing resources and support, a regular Show & Tell with working writers plus one-one-one sessions with me.

    It’s a for pay community, but membership is capped at 20 people so each member will receive individual time and attention. I’m currently accepting 3 new people.

    For anyone interested, you can read more about The Process on my website:


  • Alexis Grant says:

    SUCH a great list, Kelly! Facebook groups really are an underutilized resource.

    Leigh, I’m so glad you weighed in with yet another group to check out — hope others do, too!

    ~@alexisgrant, managing editor of TWL

    • Allen says:

      Hi Alexis, It’s good that you guys are running these websites for Upcoming writers.
      My sincere thanks for that. Just need some advice here.
      Any place for political and military writers that is willing to pay for an article ?

  • The Bookstrap Book Club was taken over by Jennifer Donogh of Young Female Entrepreneurs. Kickstart Kitchen is no more, but people interested in the book club can sign up on YFE.com.

  • Dave Ursillo says:

    Hey Kelly! Thanks for the kind shoutout to The Literati Writers in this fantastic list! Even as the guy behind the group, I totally agree with you that, at first glance, the price tag we carry seems steep! Over one year and 75 Literati Writers later (with an average membership length of 7.5 months/member), the group’s price tag has proven extraordinarily valuable for inviting invested members with deep self-commitment. We’ve created a stellar community of writers of all levels who are … actually writing. And blogging. And publishing. And getting paid for their writing. It’s been an amazing 12+ months!

    Thanks again!

    Many thanks 🙂

  • Raspal says:

    Great FB groups but some of them don’t have any button to click to join the group. How do I join such groups?

  • Jill says:

    A Writer’s Bucket List Action Team is not taking any new members. But you can still sign up for email subscription.

  • Thanks so much for including my Create Your Nomadtopia group on this list! My primary location-independent business is Nomad Editorial, offering writing coaching and editing services, so I heartily agree that writing and editing offer the perfect opportunity to be location independent!

    I’ve been location independent since 2004, and I founded Nomadtopia to share everything I’ve learned along the way with others who’d like to do something similar.

  • Katy Mann says:

    A Writers BucketList is now closed to new members.

  • Kelly,

    I really have no more to add to the conversation in terms of how awesome this is . . . but, I will say, it’s quite a unique post and deserves a good old pat on the back. So, kudos for finding a unique topic to write about as well as some awesome suggestions for new Facebook groups to check out!


  • Very fortunate to be part of the Writers Bucket List group. Dana is awesome! I definitely recommend the email list since the group is closed.

  • Debra Eve says:

    Extremely useful list, Kelly! I’m active on several FB writer’s groups and assumed they’d be repeated here, but each one is new to me. Kudos to you for doing such great research.

  • I am in several groups, but one of the most helpful is the Author Social Media Support Group, or ASMSG. This is a free but closed group, you will have to ask to join. We have several talented writers from aspired authors up to seasoned professionals. We have published two anthologies so far, and submissions are being accepted for the third. The anthologies are written solely by the members of ASMSG. We support one another through Facebook, Twitter snd other social media, as well as Goodreads.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      It looks like ASMSG is no longer accepting new members except by nomination from existing members. I checked out their website and facebook fan page though Thanks,

  • Thanks, Kelly. I just joined and “liked” several of the groups.

    Here are two more:

    Author Central
    Authors for Authors

  • Susan Neal says:

    Thanks very much for this great list of groups – very helpful. Like Kathy, I’ve just been doing the rounds and liked and joined several groups.

    Cheers 🙂

  • Great post, as usual, full of good information. My FB writing page features prompts that can be used for writing. Next week, I’ll start posting prompts that will be helpful for either NaNoWriMo or anyone seeking ideas for characters, locations, plot ideas, etc. I’ve just started a blog where people can post their writing and receive commentary. Can you tell me. . . what do you think. . . for this type of prompts to spark writing. . . what’s best. . . a FB writing page, or a blog? Oh, I guess I should post my info. Is that okay? Since blog is newly born. . . I welcome feedback for improvement.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarleneCullensWritingWorkshops
    Blog: http://thewritespot.us/marlenecullenblog/

  • Liz says:

    Awesome to see the Literati Writers on there, am in the group and love it!

  • Thanks so much for including Write on Online in your list! Welcome to all the new members who found us here. I am on some of the other groups/pages already. … am going to join the other groups too!

  • Tim Flanagan says:

    Interesting list – not come across pay-to-access groups on Facebook before. I thought I would also add my group to the list Marketing for Authors. At nearly 4000 members, we are a community of writers, editors and publicists that share information with each other on the tricky aspect of marketing our books. Every post is vetted by a team of amin so the main page is spam free and book plug free. Businesses offering a service can place a permanent advert in our Business Directory within the group. No fees to join. We have an exclusive group webinar coming up in November, as well as a developing resource directory of lists and links. Come and have a look:

  • Thanks so much for including the Indie Author Group, we’re working hard to make sure no one goes unnoticed!

  • Hello hello and thanks to Kelly for including Hungry Entrepreneurs on this list! We’re delighted to be here among such remarkable resources (and a few brainchildren of beloved pals. Hi Dana! Hi Dave! Hi Amy!)

    If anyone out there is interested in membership, I’d love to talk to you directly. Please feel free to call me directly at three one two – eight five seven – three two seven three or email annie at hungryentrepreneurs.com.

    I did want to clarify one thing about our gang. Yes, one of our tags it “you’re too good to be this broke!” but you do NOT need to be broke or struggling to join. We pride ourselves on our diversity – of industry, of expertise and of experience.

    Excited to make all of your acquaintance!
    Annie Passanisi, Executive Chef of Hungry Entrepreneurs

  • TL Bliss says:

    I have a book promotion group on Facebook called Ready to Read … https://www.facebook.com/groups/469592073074586/ where it is acceptable to promote a ready to read book, for blog posts that are about a ready to read book, and events for ready to read books. Posts related to anything more will be deleted. This is not a group to ask for likes shares, etc. only posts about book promotion.

  • Moody Val says:

    Hiya, just thought I’d pitch in with another fabulous group.
    The Fiction Writer’s Group is the one that got me published. They’re doing multiple anthology projects and are a great help if you need information or just a kick in the butt to get you going.

    Here’s a link if you’re interested.


  • Adam Scull says:

    one of the best free Fb groups is WRITERS WORLD by Randall Andrews

  • Adam Scull says:

    If your looking for a terrific web community with writer podcasts, look at http://eatsleepwrite.net

    Lessons, blogs, podcast, poetry and much more.

  • Willette Mitchell says:

    I’m sorry, but why don’t I see the Facebook group NaNoWriMo?

  • Sarah Kaider says:

    Capybara Promotions runs free cover promotion contests!

    In the process of establishing for-profit services for authors, as well.

    • Kara says:

      There is one literary group that is a black mark on the entire literary world: don’t join LitReactor. They are a joke! I know because I used to work there. They constantly invite people to participate in contests/classes/copy writing etc. but if they see something of yours that they like they will use it and claim it as their own work. They trample over the rights if people and have no regard for others intellectual property. Just a warning.

      • Sarah Kaider says:

        Oh thank you for the warning! I’ll be sure to look out for them… What a shame.

        I posted about Capybara Promotions because I am its CEO. I can assure you that Capybara Promotions is different than LitReactor, because we actually promote authors and try to help others. I created this company because I received a lot of help from indie and traditional authors with information pertaining the future publication of my novels, and I want to give back to this wonderful family-like community.

  • Billie says:

    10 Minute Novelists is a great group for encouragement!!! Great Chats that are informative and inspiring!

  • John says:

    I think “Writers like Writers” is one of the better ones. For those who are looking for free books you’ve got “Free Today on Amazon”, and I’ve found both to be insightful and worth my time.

  • Christopher Faulkner says:

    “The Writer’s Bucket List group is still open, too.”

    either it’s closed, or the link is wrong

    • Thanks for letting us know, Christopher — looks like the group reached maximum capacity since we published this post and is now closed. I’ve updated the post with a note.

      TWL Assistant Editor

  • Author says:

    Indie Author Group is not a recommended place for new writers. After asking about 6 line-editing questions last month, a paranoid moderator said I could only ask one per month. It was not on their rules to limit anything. Said to go elsewhere if I didn’t accept. The members were great and really helpful there, but the moderators are from some other planet. If the question relates to writing, then they should allow it. As a new writer, I recommend other new writers not to visit this page, because, once again, moderators ruin what’s great there.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience.

      TWL Assistant Editor

    • Jayne says:

      Heather, I know you probably know this, but anyone posting a bad experience with a group, unless then can name the person and show screenshots showing their victimization are probably people that got banned for breaking the rules and are now trying to destroy the people that wouldn’t let them advertise.
      I’ve found IAG to be efficient, kind and the moderators are the best bit- Valerie, Kai, Mary-Ann and John are truly lovely people (the only one I’ve ever had a spat with was Kai, and only because she wouldn’t do something I wanted, and looking back on it, I feel really quite bad about giving her a hard time about it, now that I know better! Shows exactly how new I was – I got angry at Kai for not removing something on a page she didn’t even look after!), who not only take the time out to look after the group but run a website, answer questions and help people in chat. I do know though that a couple of people, in fits and starts, get it into their heads that the rules don’t apply to them and then make everyone else around them miserable – it’s not to say that complaints like this aren’t true, but this one is just so out there, I find it hard to believe, and suspect it might be someone else that’s just using this as an excuse. So no, it’s perfectly newbie friendly, IMO. I’ve gone from newbie to bestseller since starting with them, and they’re the only group I generally hang out on.
      No, I suspect you’re being used to advance someone’s entitlement issues and they’re getting a bit of revenge for breaking the rules. I’ve been on groups where the moderators used the group for little more than a personal fiefdom, not only is IAG not like that, but the active members go out of their way to help the newbies, and if there aren’t answers by anyone, the mods tend to answer in 24 hours or less. Pretty good going for a group that doesn’t really offer a one on one connection 🙂

  • Kate says:

    If you guys are going to recycle posts that are a few years old in your newsletter, probably a good idea to do some fact checking.

    Or hire some hands to create new materials.

    • Lisa Rowan says:

      Hi Kate,
      Thanks for your feedback. You must have read our minds — we’re in the process of refreshing some posts and providing current info to readers.

      Lisa Rowan
      TWL Team

  • olivia says:

    Great list. I also like the travel writing challenges in the Aspiring Travel Writers Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/710248859052147/

  • I’m trying to spread the word about Snowflakes in a Blizzard (snowflakesarise.wordpress.com) a new, different and (most importantly) free marketing service for authors. The idea is to lift individual books and authors out of the blizzard (12 million books currently listed on Amazon) and expose them to a specific audience. It’s easy, it’s free, there are no strings attached, and it certainly can’t hurt. Check it out and e-mail me at writersbridge@hotmail.com if you have any further questions.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Kelly, what an honor to find my group on here, and find more awesome groups for writers! I absolutely LOVE the Write Life!

  • Great post! The only one I’m a part of right now is the Careful Cents group. I’ll have to check out some of these other ones. 🙂

  • My favorite Facebook group is Women Writers, Women’s Books.


    Their website is extremely helpful also http://www.booksbywomen.org. The FB group is closed but all you have to do is request an invite. It’s an extremely positive and encouraging group with traditionally published, indie authors and self-published all mingling with aspiring writers in just about any genre. The only catch is it’s women only. They have an active Twitter presence, publish helpful essays, support each other’s blogs and author pages and are generally just a great place for technical questions, writing advice, and encouragement! Can’t recommend them highly enough. Run by Barbara Bos.

  • Karen says:

    A small group of writers who share ideas and ask for help. It is a very intimate group and we like it that way. We share important posts that pertain to writing or publishing but we do not overrun the group with posts like the others do.

  • Brianna Bell says:

    Great list! I also very recently started a writers group called Write for Money.. I share tips on earning income from writing, answers questions, and shade opportunities I find online –

  • Alan Seeger says:

    Thank you for including Writers Helping Writers in the 16 Writing Groups list. The group has been in existence for a couple of years, but my co-admin and I have been at the helm for the last year or so. The group has become a fascinating place for writers of all experience levels to share what they have learned, ask questions and the like. I hope that we get to meet more of you there in days and weeks to come.

  • Hello Kelly,
    This os really a very helpful post. Most pf us are usually looking for good groups to join on Facebook where we can always get help for our writing problems and all the groups you here here are indeed good.

    I’m just hearing about most of them for the first time too except for the Smart Passive Income Kindle group which I’m a member of.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • sara says:

    I love the Author Promosgoing on in the Pinned Post at large FB group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/148313988694907/

  • Thanks for the great list. I’ll have to check out these other groups. I love to connect with other writers anyway I can.

    I have another group for writers to share here. It’s the Working Writer’s Club on Facebook. The first Friday of every month we have a Facebook Friday’s Freelance Writers’ Chat. And we also connect with writers here who are also members of the Working Writer’s Club. Membership in both our groups is free, so I hope people will check it out. Here’s the Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/161997920566579/

    Thanks so much for the share! Happy writing, everyone!

  • I belong to a group called The Awethors and we presently have 4 anthologies out on Amazon. I found the members to be helpful and encouraging. It is currently closed to new members but of you contact them they can give you more info. http://www.awethors.com

  • Hello, my name is Jason Carlton.

    There are too many writing groups, but anyone can join me on Facebook for advice and to promote something writing related or to share something.

    Search, Writers World II.

  • Deepak Chauhan says:

    good nice
    Watch a short film “I DID NOT KILL MY GIRLFRIEND” based on Delhi girl murder case

  • Ankit says:

    Wow, this is such a great list, Thanks Kelly. Though, often the problem is that these groups are generally for english authors.

    I envision a platform where creative people of all sorts can share their work, It is a work in progress but you can check us (and maybe sign up 🙂 ) here if you like: http://www.kathasutra.com The word kathasutra basically means binding stories (sanskrit)

    Another problem is the lack of quality online translators, although google translator gets better every day but still a truly multi lingual group would only be possible when quality translations are possible and people from across the world are able to read literature of any language.

  • everythinglk says:

    Wow, this is such a great list, Thanks Kelly

  • Layla Rose says:

    This sounds good. I hadn’t been on Facebook for 4 years until very recently, but now that I’m back on, I’ll definitely look into some groups to join.

  • Dave Lynch says:

    Hi Kelly,
    I have joined almost all of those (except for the $197 one!).
    The thing about Facebook groups is that they become large, laboring beasts sometimes.

    Myself and my accountability buddy put together https://fictionwritingworkshop.com and are looking for 5 others to join us in an ongoing accountability group. We want people who are ready to commit to self-publishing 4 books per year.

    We’ve both self-published a handful of titles and have helped in the marketing scene online from time to time, and we feel that a small, focused group that don’t end up distracted on Facebook is a good direction to take.

  • I created a Facebook group called Urban Fiction. I will love to communicate with others.

  • Jayne Bodell says:

    Maybe some updating is in order. Rockin’ the Side Gig is hardly active these days. It took about two weeks to get accepted, and then it takes days for a comment to get approved. I do like the Write Life’s FB group.

    • Hi, Jayne!

      Thanks for your comment and the heads up on some of the more inactive groups! Might be time to do a refresh post!:) We are so glad you enjoy The Write Life’s Facebook group. Appreciate you being part of our community.

      Jessica Lawlor
      Managing Editor, The Write Life

  • Sachin says:

    I am already a part of “10 Minute Novelists”. But this is indeed a great list. Thanks for sharing.

  • Yes! I’ve been looking for something like this all over Facebook! Thanks for sharing the list Kelly! Connecting with other writers is a must for a freelancer.

  • Thanks Kelly. This is indeed a careful selection. you really took out time to compile this highlighting also their uniqueness.

  • lynne says:

    Hello – thanks for putting this list together, I will be joining some of them.

    I run a group for authors called marketing for creatives. If anyone would like to join?


  • Great list!

    There’s a group that is missing that is my favorite. It’s run by Jennifer Blanchard, writing coach and author. It’s the 1% Writers Club, formerly Emerging Authors Incubator. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EmergingAuthorIncubator/

  • Shyamala Shanmugasundaram says:

    Thanks Kelly!

  • Maggy says:

    Writer Unboxed is probably my favorite Facebook group. It’s a great community of writers who share inspiration & answer each other’s questions. Full of wonderful writing information. It definitely deserves to be on this list! It is actually a “secret” group, accessible by going to the Writer Unboxed website (which is also packed full of terrific info for writers) and reading the terms for membership. It’s free & has helped me more than I could have imagined.

  • Hi Kelly.

    Thanks for sharing this. I was actually looking to find The Excellent Entrepreneurs’ Network (TEEN) that is helping writers operate their writing as a business. Those guys are good.

    However, I must sincerely thank you for this piece. Facebook group is one of the smartest ways to connect to clients, coaches and partners. I’m already a member of some of the Facebook groups you mentioned here and I must admit their owners are really doing well.

    Keep it up.

    Emenike Emmanuel

  • The DCharltonEdits group is dedicated to the encouragement, enlightenment, and entertainment (we love cartoons!) of authors, editors, illustrators, and publishers.


  • Marie says:

    #10 Otherwise known as the Admin Adoration Society. If you don’t worship the admin or agree with everything they say, they bully you with private messages, troll all your posts and call you unqualified to respond to comments and questions. I don’t know why that group is still on these lists.

    • Geeman says:

      Yesterday I posted for the first time on Fiction Writers Group. My posts were removed as was my membership. I never got a reason from the Nazi Admin team. Just banned. I think my offense was that I started a story excercise and then asked why it was removed in a second post.

      Please remove #10 from your list. They are not very nice.

    • JustAnotherWriter says:

      Amen to what Marie wrote! The admins are abusive, arrogant and more than a little childish with their “I don’t care who said it, they’re stupid, it’s wrong and I’m right” attitudes. I could overlook that, but their sycophantic admirers who follow them around with gushing agreement, who bully anyone who might disagree with one of the know-it-alls, have ruined what could be, and might have once been, a great group. There are some friendly and knowledgeable people there who know they don’t have to hit you with a verbal sledgehammer to make a point, but unfortunately, they’re overshadowed by the haranguing negativism, often “joking,” from the clique who dominate the group. I’ve “met” several people from other writing groups who left this particular one in disgust, which shall do soon. I’ve been looking for a reason to stay, but the reasons to give up and move on overshadow the rest. If you’re serious about writing, skip that group and find one that can really mentor you.

  • Shannon O'Donnell says:

    It would be helpful if you deleted all the responses prior to November 2016 so new readers aren’t left wondering about name changes, access, and old ads.

  • Earl Chessher says:

    Fiction Writers Group admins vet new member requests in an effort to maintain membership that participates in the community and to avoid those who ONLY want to use the site for self-promotion of titles or writing services. We temporarily ceased publication of three anthologies a year, but plan to resume anthology publication in 2017. We do, however, have weekly and monthly events that help keep our site interesting, including our own smaller, less involved, version of a one-month writing project each January, called JanuWriMo.
    We offer membership to writers of all levels of ability and experience, rather than limiting them to published or established authors. Our number one rule, other than no self-promotion, is respect everyone. Earl Chessher, administrator.

  • Thank you so much for mentioning 10 Minute Novelists! We’ve had a boom in membership since appearing on this list! You guys rock!

  • Myra says:

    How does a serious writer have time to spend on all these Facebook sites? Do these sights really help us become better writers? I spent a lot of time reviewing this list and I kept seeing cute pictures, and news reports! That is not helpful.
    And then, many of them would not let me see the posts without signing up first. How do I know if I would like them otherwise?
    Sorry to sound like a bugaboo, I am just looking for answers, writing tips and feedback.
    Thank you

    • Maggie McGarvey says:

      I’ve found that the best groups are the ones which require membership for you to view and comment. That way people are invested in being part of a community.

      As a member of 10 Minute Novelists, I’ve found great support, discussions, and resources.

      As an admin of Writers World, I can assure you it’s worth the membership. We’re a critique only group, and I’ve seen first-hand how writers can hone their craft based on the lessons and input we offer.

  • Clifford says:

    Check out this group Short Stories That Touch [ https://web.facebook.com/groups/203925819941370 ] and join. Also consider the page Short Stories That Touch [ facebook.com/OfficialFlames1 ] and tell us if you would love to be an admin there.

  • David M. Stamps says:

    I found it to be useful and interesting. I also joined or so far attempted to join about 14 of those groups. We’ll see how that goes but yes I loved it.

  • Hrithik says:

    Thanks for this really helpful article! I’m glade to have come across these groups and pages.

  • Emy says:

    Thanks for this list, Kelly. I just joined a few and hoping to learn a lot from them.

  • Allan Seabrook says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for this great list with entries I’ve never seen before.

    Two other writers who are great to follow and who also have their own Facebook groups are Jorden Roper and Gina Horkey.

    Just thought I’d let you all know.

    Many thanks!

  • Horse Ideas says:

    OMG!!! this was AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • This list was compiled before I opened my FB group, Fiction Writers and Editors (no promotion, spam, or bullies), but if anyone is looking for a serious writing group, try us! We hold #CritSaturday, a 24-hour-ish period where you can post material for critique.

    The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1684616715090411/

  • Layla Rose says:

    Wonderful article. I’ve just joined Eden Fried’s FB group. Finally after much procrastination since I don’t interact much on FB.

  • harsh kumar says:

    great post. thank you for creating this list, I am sure it will help me in my writing.appreciate your work.

  • Morv says:

    How’s things?, on occasion I see a 400 server message when I browse your webpage. I thought you may wish to know, regards

  • Alan Seeger says:

    Thanks for includìng Writers Helping Writers in the 11̇/2016 article on The 20 Best FB Groups for Writers as well as the 08̇/2015 list on The 16 Best FB Groups For Writers. We are so gratified at the response to Writers Helping Writers and have started a sister group, Writers and Authors’ Promotions, where self-promotion is permitted.

  • Hi

    Thanks for sharing this post. Awesome!!! I hope this post will surely help to all writers.

  • Yashi Singh says:

    this is great for new authors who are all by themselves otherwise

  • AJAY says:

    Very Interesting And Valuable article. Really I Excited For Above List As New Blogger. Thank You So Much Kelly Gurnett.

  • Olayemi says:

    This is the link I created to help develop young minds in writing and poetry :

  • Olayemi says:

    This is the link to the WhatsApp group I created to help develop young minds in writing and poetry:

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