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New Community For Writers - Inkwell

There's a new community for writers trying to stretch its wings, and you know how I love community endeavors!~ I've invited Buffy Andrews, one of the founding members, here to spread the word. Please consider joining and getting involved (and feel free to friend me!).

Introducing Inkwell.ning.com

When virtual friends Jessica Milar and Sheri Larsen asked me to help develop an online community for new and established writers and artists, I couldn’t say no. As a struggling writer, I know how difficult and frustrating and lonely the road can be. And if I can help a fellow traveler, I’m happy to do it.

One of our goals is to provide new writers and artists (including illustrators, web comic creators and graphic artists) the resources and support they need to be successful.

We also want Inkwell to be a community for established writers and artists, a place for them to promote their work and help others while continuing to learn and grow their skills. My skills as an editor have helped me become a better writer, I think, and I’ve seen this in the editors and copy editors who work for me.

What I love most about Inkwell is that the site belongs to those who join. Its success depends on each member participating, spreading the word and growing the site through engaging groups and interactive features. We hope that those who join will not only find the resources they need but a caring community of writers and artists who are dedicated and passionate about their craft.

Please, visit the site, join and let’s help each other do the best work of our lives. I have met so many gifted writers and artists since beginning my journey, including Casey who so graciously allowed this post. I’m confident that if we work together, we can accomplish some amazing things.

Want to know more about Buffy? Here's her bio:

"I am Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications at the York Daily Record/Sunday news in York, Pa. I lead a team that produces a glossy women's magazine, a high-end home magazine, a daily lifestyle section, weekly entertainment magazine as well as a variety of niche products, everything from non-fiction books to specialty Web sites to vodcasts and videos. I write for middle-grade and young adult."


  1. Sounds good. I'll have to check it out. :)

  2. Thanks for the link. I've created a post that will appear on my blog linking to this post, as well as to the Inkwell site . . . which I've joined. Thanks again.


  3. Casey,
    Can't thank you enough for plugging our site for us! We truly appreciate it. And to anyone reading this, come on over. We'd love to have you.

  4. Glad you're all checking it out and joining. Yay Scott! Awesome. Please do spread the word.

    You're welcome Sheri!

  5. This looks great--I will definitely sign up. Thanks for sharing!

  6. this sounds so great casey! as usual, you deliver the awesome. thanks for looking out for us :D

  7. Casey--I clicked over and signed up and then I crashed google chrome. Funny. I do that all the time! I can't wait to sink my teeth into this site--it looks very cool!

  8. Thanks for the heads up. The site looks like it'll be a useful networking place.

  9. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing the site. It's helpful to have a community forum for writers online.

  10. Casey
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!

    Buffy said it all and I want to second Sheri's comment. Please join everybody, because we can all help each other!

  11. Just came home after slaving over hot text books and whiny students..."you give too much homework"...and despite the late witching hour (after midnight here in Greece) am thrilled and enthusiastic to have discovered another hot link...think I'll savour it over an OUZO ON THE ROCKS...Cheers Casey and Heather! THANK YOU INKWELL CREATORS!
    YASOO from Ann Marie in Greece

  12. Thanks for telling us about your site and Casey for hosting it. I think it's so important that we help each other on this journey. I'm definitely going to check it out.

  13. Thanks for telling us about your site and Casey for hosting it. I think it's so important that we help each other on this journey. I'm definitely going to check it out.

  14. Great job, Casey and Buffy...I posted a link to both of you and to The Inkwell tonight. :)

  15. Thanks for sharing the site. Sounds great. :)

  16. Thanks for the link! It's difficult to find good writer communities, sometimes. This one sounds promising.