What do you call a group of writers? I have a suggestion!

03 Animals & Computers

I was looking at an article the other day on what groups of people and animals are called.. we are all familiar with a Murder of Crows, A Swarm of Bees, a Flock of sheep, a Cackle of Hyena etc.

Did you know that a group of Bankers is called a Wunch!!  I digress.

For us humans there are some very descriptive collective names such as a Bevy of Ladies, a Blush of boys, a Superfluity of Nuns, and a Hastiness of Cooks (that would be me).

I did check to see what inventive and creative name had been coined for a group of writers and was quite disapointed that it seemed to be Group of Writers generally.

There were some pithy suggestions which seemed to be more sarcastically offered such as an Underpaid of Writers!  I also found this blog post with some interesting contributions and I quite like a Blurb of Writers and a Fabrication of Writers.

You can find a full list of The Quill Cafe suggestions here: http://quillcafe.blogspot.ie/2010/12/collective-noun-for-writers.html

However….. the one suggestion that I expected to find and did not was a Community of Writers.

I was really quite surprised, as my experience here on my blog and elsewhere on social media, is that writers are an amazingly supportive, generous and motivating group of people. Sure, there are a handful of writers who feel that they are a band of one and are focused on their own work to the exclusion of others…. but they are in the minority.

I look at my online community and I am so grateful for the support shown for me in all my various writing disguises… blogger, fiction, non-fiction, poet (a bit of a stretch but I am trying), humourist (well I think I am quite funny!).  I don’t think that I would still be blogging or even writing books today if it was not for the motivation and encouragement I have received from my fellow scribblers.

I was spring cleaning my comments section of the blog and as I scrolled through the years I found a bunch of writers who have had my back constantly. I thought today I would share just some of my Community of Writers without whom this blog would have fallen by the wayside; as have so many without such a wonderful level of support.

I could not possibly mention everyone that I hold dear.. simply not the space; so here is a small selection of people who have been with me the longest.

Thank you to everyone who is part of my Community of Writers… I value you all.

Judith Barrowhttps://judithbarrowblog.com/2016/08/02/being-anne-the-tenby-book-fair-on-24th-september/

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene – https://teagansbooks.com/2016/07/30/guitar-mancer-episode-18-66/

D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies)http://dgkayewriter.com/book-review-leaning-love-elaine-mansfield/

Noelle Grangerhttps://saylingaway.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/checking-in-with-all-yall/

Tess Karlinski – https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/more-brigus-and-petty-harbour/

Olga Nunez Miret http://authortranslatorolga.com/2016/07/29/booklaunch-what-tim-knows-by-wendy-janeses-with-a-huge-heart/

Hugh Robertshttps://hughsviewsandnews.com/2016/08/01/happy-birthday-bloggers-bash/

Jo Robinson – https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/writers-publishing-workbook-release/

Annette Rochelle Abenhttps://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/mind-over-matter/

Gigi Sedlmayerhttps://gigisedlmayer.wordpress.com/interviews-2/interview-by-uvi-poznansky/

Mary Smithhttp://www.marysmith.co.uk/bio.asp

Janice Spinner https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/jemsbooks-at-second-peek-childrens-boutique/

The Story Reading Apehttps://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2016/08/01/a-fantasy-tip-from-russian-history/

Charles Yallowitzhttps://legendsofwindemere.com/2016/08/01/the-chosen-one-loved-hated/

There is always a welcome for any writer here on the blog and there are a number of ways that you can promote your work.. at the moment it is Summer Reading but new promotions will be starting in September.


Misty morning

58 thoughts on “What do you call a group of writers? I have a suggestion!

  1. Pingback: What do you call a group of writers? I have a suggestion! | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  2. Thanks so much for including me in this great community. I like community although indeed, a Blurb is quite good and yes, a Scribble is also a wonderful suggestion. Thanks for always being there and coming up with new ways to spread the word. And thanks for being included once more in such a great group!

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  3. Community says a lot about how we share ideas, give nourishment and shelter. We are almost an ecosystem. Because we, in our writers group, laugh so much, I’d go with ‘cackle of writers’ if it wasn’t already taken. Your post is food for thought!

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  4. I loved this post, Sally! We are a community and as in any community, there is always someone who refuses to act right. 🙂 I love supporting and uplifting other authors, because when I do that, somehow, I see a spike in my own book sales. Funny how the Universe responds to positive energy!


  5. Loved this post Sal. Although I also don’t have a great collective term for an idea I like the one someone mentioned ‘A Scribble of Writers’. And of course here on your blog I think the perfect term would be ‘A Smorgasbord of writers’.
    PS Love the newest header scenery. 🙂 xoxo

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  6. I quite like the terms an inking of writers, a page of writers, or a creative of writers, but a community does sound the most supportive one. There is no doubt that the support and help we gave each other is a lifeline for many of us who would otherwise have given up a long time ago, Sally. And you are certainly one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to all the help and support you give out. Thank you on the behalf of myself and everyone else for what you do.

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  7. What a lovely post, Sally. And what a wonderful list. A Community of Writers – excellent choice, reflecting the supportive nature of the people who gather here.

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