I have this bias. I believe that the best writers are people who love to learn, who are open to experimentation, who fight to understand and improve. A writer who claims to know it all, who is certain and inflexible, also is pompous and boring on the page.
Although people naturally separate into camps that become echo chambers, the web still enables the alternatives: bridges and connections, exposure to otherness, new ways to learn.
A few good online learning locations for writers:
Charles E. May’s blog – Reading the Short Story
Goodreads’ group – Middle East/North African Lit
Joel Friedlander’s blog – The Book Designer
Lucy V. Hay’s writing craft tips – Bang2Write
Care to share where you go online to learn more about the art, craft, and business of creative writing?