I've been musing about developing a new website for writers for a few years now. The site I used to use, Movellas, is rapidly turning into a dustbowl. It's full of spam on the blogs and the site hasn't been updated for ages now. I did try and develop a new site about a year ago. Lovethisbook.club was a site aimed at promoting and helping new writers. It was a failure in some respects as it didn't contain enough to keep others occupied.
Writing is a solitary affair most of the time. It's usually you and a laptop or you're one of those old-school types that prefers paper and a pen. If you're lucky, you'll have a support network of fellow writers, friends or family that will read what you've written and give you decent feedback. Some have already got that in spades. Others, like myself find it hard to connect with people and haven't got an avenue to develop.
For the past couple of years, I feel I've been in the wastelands when it comes to writing. Despite my best intentions, I've written nearly zilch. There isn't the impetus to write without having someone to comment. I have three major stories in the midst of creation. Work in progress they might be called although not much progress is made.
So, I'm putting my energies into creating a new website. This is centred on creating a small community for people like me, who've struggled to have anyone to share with. It's also I hope a place where others will share and create the type of community that's supportive.
Over the next few days, I'll be posting more about the new community website before it launches on Friday 26th June 2020. I've already got some great people beta testing it, finding the faults and making suggestions as to features.