My Tumblr followers (now 1700 and counting!) have inspired me to start a writing forum that has a less tense atmosphere than some of them do. It is still a platform for writers helping other writers–and me trying to play a large role in helping writers–but I do not want tension in this forum. I want it to be a friendly place to be for writers to feel comfortable asking questions and posting things for critique. There are no stupid questions in my forum.
It is called Writing the Stars, and I hope many of you who read this post will consider joining it. Membership growth is slow, but I am hoping it will pick up the more people join. Here is a screenshot to give you an idea of what this forum looks like. There are far more boards than what is presented. There are boards where you can talk about books, critique each other’s writing in various genres, like paranormal, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and the like; a general discussions board, where you can talk about whatever you want; a board for personal problems (so similar to a ranting board); one where you can talk about successes in your life, big or small; boards on literary agents, traditional publishing, and self-publishing; social media so you can connect with others; literary magazines; a board for young writers; contracts; writing and grammar tips; and you can even suggest improvements for the forum. I hope to see you there!