One of the most often overlooked places to get feedback on your writing, hang out with other authors, and promote your work is an online writing community. These sites are typically founded by writers to help develop a community where writers, readers, reviewers and pretty much anyone else who is passionate about books and writing come together to discuss techniques, offer constructive criticism and find new works. Such communities can become an excellent tool for an aspiring writer, and can easily develop into one of your most useful resources for feedback and connecting with people who share your passion for creating.
On most communities, you can submit your writing for others to view, and purchase. This gets your work more exposure and helps you find interested readers. You can also participate in writer workshops, enter contests, and learn more about writing exercises. Not to mention the opportunity to share tips and ideas with other writers, or request reviews of your book.
Some of the most popular writing communities are:
Try one out, and get started sharing your work!