The value of literary societies and online groups
About the best thing I did for my writing career was to join local writing groups: St. Louis Writers Guild, Sisters in Crime and St. Louis Publishers Association. Each literary society, in its own way filled in my ignorance of a huge and growing publishing industry. Originally is located in the great publishing houses of New York, London, Toronto and Sydney, today you’ll find it expanded to include offices. homes, internet companies and tiny home studios worldwide, like my own cave in the basement of our house. In addition, online groups on social networks have led me to friendships across the sea and throughout the U. S., making new friends worldwide, and spread new publicity and publication opportunities to an ever widening audience.