Black Writers Collective is a private network for literary creatives who dream of a supportive, empowering environment to engage with fellow writers for accountability and the positive motivation to be the writer you feel called to be.
We help you to connect to other creatives with whom you can share your goals, challenges, achievements, and successes who can support you through blocks and distractions. You can turn to your tribe to empower you in refocusing your vision so that you can take persistent steps toward achieving your objectives, one step at a time.
We also provide referrals and resources along your path to success as an author.
Black Writers Collective was the first literary arts association to organize online for writers of color back in 1998. We continue to embrace the challenge of empowering Black writers to achieve your goals.
Black Writers Collective is an online community of writers, literary entrepreneurs, and authors who, like you, have a vision to:
- Get organized and gain traction in their writing
- Find the balance needed to develop the habit and practice of writing
- Feel confident and knowledgeable about the craft and business of writing
- Be more efficient and effective with book promotion efforts and marketing strategies each day
- Develop systems to start writing and form the habit to keep writing
- Connect with new fans who want to read what they write and strengthen their fan bases
We aim to provide the platform through which you can form the connections to not only help you make the work of writing happen but to help you to enjoy the ride.
Many want to be part of a writers community, but only a select few actually have what it takes to thrive within that network.
To be part of a community, you have to do your part too.
1. Speak up.
2. Respond to others.
If you typically join groups and lurk, don't fill out your own profile, never attend group meetings, or don't respond to fellow members or hosts, this is not the community for you.
We're not looking to build a huge membership; we want engaged members who actually get something out of their membership. We want you to join and feel like you've found your tribe.
Writers Support Meetings
We host general writer support meetings, member meet-ups, and themed discussions. We hold critique groups to allow members to discuss their work at all levels of book development.
We Help End Isolation
Our legacy of bringing together Black writers online for networking and fellowship is why we were formed. We give you the opportunity to meet and share insights, experience and dreams with peers—fellow writers who understand the writing process, do the work, log word counts, publish their writings, and inspire you at the same time.
We Help Nurture the Development of Daily Writing Habits & Sharing of Weekly and Monthly Writing Goals
Being with other writers as we set writing goals and work toward achieving them is among the most powerful motivation there is for you to get focused, find the time, and make the work happen.
We Help Hold Each Other Accountable
We plan together, we write together, we finish together. At the start of each month we share our goals and intentions for the coming month as well as our progress and accomplishments for the month behind us. We'll hold you accountable, challenge you, and motivate you through "The End" of writing project after project, and we'll cheer you on and celebrate your successes with you. And we'll even promote your work when you've published.
We Connect You With Talented Editors
There's nothing quite like having a professional editor with an innate understanding of your voice, who speaks the same language you speak, in all of its varied nuances, and a skilled beta reader that can tell you if your story isn’t working before you put it out there before the world. But how can you tell which editors can take your manuscript through the proper paces? We’ve vetted them for you! We've built a network of such experts at blackeditorsproofreaders.com, skilled in all types of editing, book analysis, and proofreading, to make it easier for you to find these professionals when you need them.
Membership gets you access to discussions, polls, activities, chats, critique groups and partners, webinars, workshops, events, our digital library of audio and video recordings plus digital downloads, writing challenges, daily prompts, and more.
There's more, but we'll let you see for yourself. Join today and become a contributing member of our tribe.
Before you join, be aware that we do not offer refunds should you change your mind later about being part of our community. Black Writers Collective is a reciprocal network. We cannot ensure member engagement or return on investment without effort on your part. By joining, you acknowledge that you are aware of our refund policy and accept the terms and conditions as outlined above.