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Work on Your Craft With These L.A. Online Writing Communities

Work on Your Craft With These L.A. Online Writing Communities

There are many great reasons to start writing today, whether you are looking for a new hobby, have a project idea in the back of your mind, or just want to decompress. These three local writing communities offer practical support, for all levels, from the comfort of your City Lights on Fig apartment. As a bonus, you can meet new people in the L.A. community.

Los Angeles Writers Group

There are many ways to participate, from daily challenges to long-term projects. Los Angeles Writers Group also offers coaching, editing, and other services.

L.A. Public Library

This self-paced writing workshop is accessible with your L.A. Public Library card. Lessons include poetry, short stories, screenplays, and other genres. Create your account here to get started.

Virtual Writing Meetups

Gain writing skills with Writing with Friends while also meeting new people in the neighborhood. Choose between 45 and 90-minute sessions, with an option to read aloud at the end.

You can also connect with larger audiences on social media, such as Twitter with hashtags like #amwriting and #writingtip, or join groups on Facebook and Reddit. If you want to take your writing a step further, consider entering #NaNoWriMo in November, "National Novel Writing Month."

Write as much or as little as you want, and give yourself reasonable goals, because even just five minutes a day can help. Freewriting is a great way to start. Don't worry about grammar, spelling, editing, or structure, just let it all come out. This will inspire your creativity, help you brainstorm new ideas, and even gain mental health benefits. Some days may be harder than others, but it is important to try even when nothing comes to mind.

Enjoy your writing, and remember to have fun. Check out our blog for more ideas of things to do in and around your apartment. Contact us today with any questions or comments; we are always here to help.