I am a paid member of these professional writing organizations:
If you are a role-player and are intimidated by me being part of a career group, please don't be! I joined these groups to help me with my writing, as well as getting connecting with other industry professionals. And honestly, I suggest everyone who is an aspiring novelist to join professional writing organizations. It can help you with your craft as well as get you connected with literary agents, publishers, editors, etc. and of course, fellow authors! You don't have to be published to join. Even book enthusiasts can join!
If you are a member of any of these organizations and want to get connected, let me know!