I’d like to ask authors and aspiring authors a few questions about their learning about the craft and business of writing and publishing. I know, in my own case, that I floundered as a beginning writer, isolated in a small town, until I found online groups and links to and information about the Romance Writers of Australia.
So, I’m interested as part of my research in what role, if any, the myriad of online groups, sites and resources have played for you.
1. How have online resources, groups and sites contributed to your development as a writer? What has been most useful? What has been least useful, or counter-productive for you?
2. Have you ever attended a formal writing program/course (eg at a college or university). If so, how did your learning in that program compare with what you have learned as a result of online or other activity?
3. What’s your advice to aspiring writers about online resources and groups?