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  • Getting The Most Out Of Email Lists

    There are thousands of e-mail list out there on every subject you can imagine, and probably on a few you can’t and wouldn’t want to imagine. No matter what kind of writing you do, you can bet there are a number of lists just for that genre, or even sub genre. These on-line communities help you stay in close contact with other writers, and sometimes readers. That can mean even more to writers like myself, who live in small towns were they are no local writing groups. Many lists allow members to pass on market news, take part in weekly writing or discussion prompts, ask questions, do brain storming on stories, or even share the sadness of a rejection or the thrill of seeing your work in print.

    You can find plenty of e-mail lists to get you started by using your favorite search engine and typing in something like writing mailing list directory or e-mail writing list. You can narrow your search field by adding in a key word, such as horror, freelance, or romance. Another way to locate lists is to ask other writers, or to check out links on writing websites.

    Once you find a list you are interested in, there are a few things you can do to fit in and get the most out of the e-mail list experience.

    E-mail lists can be wonderful tools for writers, but learning to use any tool in the most effective way can take a little time, and a little trial and error. When you find the right list though, I think you’ll feel it was worth the effort.

    About Charlotte Dillon

    Charlotte Dillon

    Charlotte Dillon was born in a small town in southern Louisiana, only a couple of hours from New Orleans.

    Charlotte devoured books about horses, far away places, long ago days and children brave enough to face any battle and win. She wrote short stories for fun and still made up her tales at bedtime, even when she outgrew her fears.

    Thousands of romance books later, after marriage and babies, Charlotte wrote the first words of a romance story of her very own. Way back then she actually thought you just wrote a manuscript, sent it off to a publisher, and a few months later it was a book on the store shelves.

    She spends her days as a freelance writer, and evenings and weekends working on her tales of heroes, horses, and the kind of romance that dreams are made of. Visit her at www.CharlotteDillon.com