My writing process began with locking myself in my apartment with no television, phone, or internet. At the time, I thought eliminating every possible distraction would help me focus on the monumental task of completing my first novel. What I learned was that life as a writer is a lonely one, and that husbands look at you crazy when you tell them your characters are talking to you. Earlier this year I reconnected my router and began my search for an online writers community that shared my passion for YA and stories beyond sweet sixteen’s, and senior year.
I happened upon Writer's Digest Community: YA/Crossover, Writers of YA with MC's that were 18 and beyond. WheI I joined there were only 20 members or so, but the group was so welcoming and supportive that quickly felt at home.
The greatest thing about YA crossover is that there are writers of every level from pre-published to published adult authors now writing for YA. We beta read, page critique, share articles, share agent advice, and celebrate each other's accomplishments. Even today, as our group has exceeded 100 members we are still just as supportive as ever.
If you are a writer looking for a real community to join, I urge you to check out YA/Crossover.
Check out what some of our other members have to say about YA/Crossover: