Crimespace, one of my favorite mystery places to hang out on the net(when I have the time to hang out) is facing a bit of a change. Ning is going to start charging and Daniel Hatadi, the owner of crimespace is left trying to decide what to do.
With the way the economy has changed things, I no longer have the time or the money to hang out at physical (real world) writer's groups. I tend to get all of my writing news, info and some of the camaraderie I used to get from a group from the net. And the net, as we all know is constantly changing.
Besides Crimespace, I belong to Murder Must Advertise which is a Yahoo email group. I get some info there about promo and such--a little glimpse at the business end of writing in this genre.
I belong to Dorothy L but tend to do a mass delete on busy days--and most days are busy anymore.
I catch a few friends on Facebook and Twitter but it's random.
So where do you get your mystery writing news and where can you hang out to catch your writer friends?