At every writer’s conference, I hear how important it is for writers to have a platform, but when you’re just starting out, how do you create a network of people? If you’re a Canadian Crime writer and looking for a way to build your platform and make connections in the writing world, the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) might be for you.
This is my third year as an associate member, and all of a sudden I realized I belonged to a group that could help me expand my network and connect me with people who write in crime genre.
Now here’s the delightful surprise. I sent LinkedIn invitations to the other CWC members, and I’m getting messages back almost as fast as I can read them.
CWC has professional members (those who have published their work) and associate members (those who are unpublished), and I’ve connected with many authors in both groups.
This members’ list can be found at Bios on the CWC website along with writer’s webpages and profiles. It’s a great way to explore Canadian crime novels.
I spent the weekend being amazed at how generous people are with their time and how willing they are to add me to their network.