Writing is a lonely business. We struggle–on our own–to transfer the swirl of ideas in our heads to the page, toiling through draft after draft until we think we’ve got it kind-of-sort-of right. Then, if we’re lucky, we rustle up a few beta readers to appraise our work. We get feedback and–alone once more–we try to incorporate that feedback into a final-ish version of our writing.

Then comes the heartbreak. We send our work to agents and publishers, most of us answered with the familiar litany of rejected, rejected, rejected. It’s hard not to take that failure personally and, for some writers, that ego blow cripples their writing for a long time. Perhaps forever.

But there’s a panacea: community. Community allows people to fail safely while receiving support and encouragement from their peers. That’s why I’ve started THE WEIRD WRITERS COMPANY–to gather writers like myself so that we can work together to improve our writing. Sure, this is a lonely business but maybe it doesn’t have to be.

THE WEIRD WRITERS COMPANY is a private group on Facebook for writing discussion, workshopping, and referrals. It is targeted to writers of realities other than our own, including Weird/New Weird Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and others. Membership is free and by application only to guarantee high-quality discussion and a respectful environment.

If you’re interested in applying for membership, please fill out the form below. I will contact you once I’ve reviewed your information.