| Why join?
We think there
are all sorts of reasons you should join. What
delights us most, however, is what our members say.
It occurs to us that what our members
say provides exactly the reasons you want to join.
It's hard to overstate how much we
appreciate our members and their support of us.
writers really benefit when they share their knowledge
and experiences with colleagues and get both positive
feedback and constructive criticism. Today I’m honored
to share an interview I did with Anne Wayman and Lori
Widmer, the founders of About Writing Squared: The
Supportive Community for Freelance Writers and Other
Creatives. It only costs five bucks a month — and
that’s not an affiliate link. I’ve been a happy member
from the beginning, and I get a lot out of AWS,
including both positive feedback and constructive
criticism. ~ John Soares of ProductiveWriters.com
Squared is one of my favorite virtual hangouts. I
don't have as much downtime as I'd like. But when I
do, I know I can stop by the Five Buck Forum to chat
with colleagues in a relaxed environment. And when I
need advice from other writers, I always know I'll get
meaningful feedback from the other members. It's a
professional and inviting place to be, whether you're
new to freelance writing or you've been at it as long
as you can remember. There's always more to learn.
There's always room to grow. And that's what this
forum helps you do. ~ Jenn Mattern, who blogs
about writing at AllFreelanceWriting.com
Writing Squared (and the 5 Buck Forum) was the best
decision I made for my freelance business. Not
only do I get to pick the brains of some very
established freelancers, but the support and feedback
I receive in the forum is phenomenal. No question is
too simple to ask and no fear is too silly to voice.
If you're looking
for a place to hang out with other freelancers in a
friendly, non-judgmental and troll free
environment, the Five Buck Forum is it. ~
Samar Owais - Blogging at
The Writing Base & Creator of How To Break
Free Of Low Paying Writing Gigs (And Earn More.
Squared is my favorite writer forum. It is a
friendly space where new writers can interact with
experienced writers who are happy to share their
knowledge on any issue that troubles you – and
experienced writers can learn new approaches from
new writers. I visit the forum almost every day
because I know I will find information from fellow
freelance writers whom I respect that will be
relevant, useful and may even make me smile . It’s
simply a great writer hangout.
~ Sharon Hurley Hall who blogs at Get
Paid To Write Online. (See her review
of the 5 Buck Forum.)
The 5 Buck
Forum at About Writing Squared gives me the
opportunity to interact with other writing
professionals in a supportive and collegial
atmosphere. I can pose a question or quandary to the
forum and know with confidence that I’ll have a
genuine response from people that care. I count on
this forum for guidance, camaraderie, and community.
Anne and Lori have put together a wonderful place to
hang out and advance my professional writing career.
I am proud to be a member of this community and look
forward to its continued growth. ~ Wade
I tried forums
in the past and found a lot of negative vibes.
Because I know and respect both Anne Wayman and Lori
Widmer, I gave About Writing Squared forum a shot.
What a breath of fresh air. The community is
friendly, supportive, and extremely generous with
sharing their knowledge. We have writers of every
level from the beginner to seasoned pros and from
all parts of the world. About
Writing Squared has become a daily habit I embrace.
I know if I need a solution to a problem or a boost
from hanging out with fellow writers who understand,
About Writing Squared is where I go. It's a great
place that represents all that is good about the
online world. ~ Cathy Miller who blogs at Simply
I’m new to the 5
Buck Forum but just from trawling the boards, I can
see how friendly and supportive everyone is. Writers
from a variety of specialties and different walks of
life will commiserate with you through the trying
times, cheer you on as you strive for your goals,
and lift a toast to your writing success.
They also generously share their experiences both
good and bad, take the time to offer advice if you
need it, and share useful information and tips.
Kudos to Lori Widmer and Anne Wayman for fostering a
strong spirit of support and camaraderie among the
motley crew of writers on this online group, ~
The 5 Buck Forum
is an all around great place to share your freelance
trials and triumphs. Successful writers offer tips,
support and encouragement for writers at all levels.
It is a casual, friendly place to learn about every
aspect of professional writing, from social media to
technical blogging tips to marketing your writing
services. ~ Terri Carr who blogs at YogaSOULutions.
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