One more note: As you peruse the subreddits below, you’ll find my Editor’s Choice subreddits spotlighted with a ★.
The Write-Brain Workbook, Revised & Expanded: 400 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing
Writing can be lonely work. If you’re working on a novel, you’re just logging hours in front of a computer, and if you aren’t doing t at a bar, there’s probably not much socializing going. To mingle with other writers, as well as get feedback and critiques of your work, join a community of other writers. And what’s a better place for community than Reddit?
There’s nothing that will keep your skills sharp like writing regularly. If you don’t have any specific project you need to work on, you can head over to WritingPrompts to get your daily dose of exercise in. The prompts given on this subreddit are usually of very high quality: presented as a one-sentence conflict of some sort, you’ll know if the idea stirs something up inside you right away.
Despite the level of exposure and the representation she’s achieved, Bean acknowledged that NoSleep is a double-edged sword.
NoSleep is all about those realistic horror stories.
Every writer has been plagued by writer’s block or a genuine lack of motivation. You have the ideas, but you can’t get the words on the page how you want them. The /r/WriterMotivation Subreddit is all about encouragement and getting writers writing again.
When you write something and ask friends or family what they think, it’s rare that you’ll get accurate feedback. That’s not the case with /r/DestructiveReaders. This Subreddit encourages readers to avoid holding back in giving honest feedback. While this may seem spirit crushing at first, you can gain a true understanding of what’s good and bad about your work. This can help you identify areas that need improvement.
TheWayDenzelSaysIt’s post stirred up a lively conversation in r/writing, which you can read in full here. Keep scrolling to read the best advice the thread had to offer aspiring authors who feel conflicted when talking about their work.
This should go without saying, but if you grew up without good, loving, and supportive parents or guardians, you should not feel obligated to tell the people who raised you about your writing. And if your partner doesn’t support your authorial aspirations, then why are you with them? The people in your inner circle should know what your writing dreams are about. If you can’t trust them not to mock or belittle you for writing stories, they don’t belong in your inner circle.