Online Writing Resources: Communities
TheNextBigWriter.com: One of the largest online writing communities and writing workshops on the Net. Lots of published writers and an active base of members.
Booksie.com: A free online publishing site. Publish in seconds in text or audio. Converts documents into eBook PDF format.
Write and Publish Your Book: Some good articles on issues like writing block, developing characters, choosing killer titles, etc.
One Million Monkeys Typing: One Million Monkeys Typing is a free collaborative writing project that is part Exquisite Corpse part Choose Your Own Adventure.
For Writers: A site for those who feel compelled to write. Lots of resources and links.
Internet Writing Workshop: Our motto is write-critique-learn. We’re a community where writers submit and critique works, and discuss writing. Staffed by volunteers and free of charge.
The City of If: The City of IF offers free online story-based rpgs where you and others use chat, forums, and voting to cooperatively roleplay a single character. Choose from dozens of storygames or create your own.
Storymania: A site that allows writers to publish their work for free.
Zinkville: Community of writers and readers.
SpecFic World: A speculative fiction site that includes sci-fi, horror, and fantasy resources and the Rogue Worlds and Simulacrum magazines.
Ahmed A. Khan’s Index of Online Fiction: A site dedicated to providing exposure to the excellent online fiction on the web.
FictionAddiction.Net: A network of fiction resources for writers and readers.
Ecataromance: Site focusing on romance e-books. Includes reviews, forums, and author interviews.
WritersSpace: A writing and reading community that is home to over 500 mystery and romance authors.
DargonZine: An electronic magazine that features collaborative fiction from the community. Must be a community member to publish.
Online Writing Resources: Writing Sites
Writing Forward: Creative writing exercises in fiction and poetry as well as help with editing and proofreading.
ABC Writer’s Network: Creative writing contests and links and interesting articles.
100 Word Stories Podcast: Every Saturday, a new Weekly Challenge will be posted. I’ll offer up a topic or theme which you will use as the inspiration to write and record your own 100 word story. All entries will be bundles into a weekly Podcast for all to enjoy.
LiteratureBuzz: A directory of resources for publishing offline and online.
Wow – Women on Writing: A global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process.
Authorlink: All about books, writing, and publishing. We’re the publishing marketplace for editors, agents, writers, and readers–the place to be seen and discovered.
Author Network:cwww.author-network.com – resources for writers.
Ezine For Writers – BellaOnline – Writing Free zine for writers featuring news, articles, reviews & links to the best resources online – like freelancing & job sites, markets & publishers, publications seeking submissions, free ebooks & software, self-publishing resources, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and much more.
Brady Magazine An online writer’s trade directory, dedicated to putting writers on the map.
Fiction Factor Extensive e-zine with hundreds of articles on fiction writing.
Open Ongoing Online Fiction Brainstorming Colaboratory: Writing is rewriting! Not another lame add-on story, but a real open-ended fiction writer’s bull session for all comers, with unfinished stories as common projects for ongoing revision, complete with exhaustive resources, both for download onsite and hyperlinked offsite, on the writing craft, creativity in general plus relevant and effective collaboration.
Backspace: The Backspace community is dedicated to helping writers navigate the often confusing world of Big Publishing.
Published.com – The Free Directory of Independent Writers & Artists
Novelspot: Novelspot, comprised of creators and consumers of all genres, is a collaborative of readers, writers, editors, publishers and others in the book industry.
National Novel Writimg Month: A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Scratchings: A Long Island based site geared towards the amateur writer, and poet. Scratchings offers links to magazines, writing groups, and research assistance. This website also offers a free place to show off your work.
Profitable Pen: A writing resource site for all writers that focuses on mining ideas from writers’ journals for fiction and nonfiction. Features articles and a free forum.
The Writer’s Life: Site with good content on range of writing activities. Original articles and links to other sites.
ABC Writers Network: A resource for creative writers. Includes details on creative writing competitions and contests, defeating writers block, book reviews and general market advice.
Absolute Write Interviews colums, articles and announcements about the writing world. Also has email newsletters with info about agents..
The Romance Studio Community for romance fiction writers and readers.
Lit.org Very active community for readers and writers.
Spirit-Led Writer: A site to support writers who love Jesus Christ.
eBook Crossroads: A one-stop virtual intersection of resources to assist authors in writing, publishing and promoting their books.
Fiction Forum: Site has book reviews and general information for writers but appears to be out-of-date.
ForWriters.com: Site with links to lots of writing resources.
Online Writing Resources: Freelancing and Jobs
Funds for Writers: Site with lots of good information to help writers earn money – grants, paying contests, newsletters, etc.
Mediabistro: Site that has lots of freelance writing opportunities as well as info for writers of all types and genres..
WritingWorld.org: An online agency for freelance writers featuring job opportunities and discussion board.
About Freelance Writing: Job postings twice a week, forum, orginal articles about all things freelance… links, resources… free report, affiliate program that pays 50%.
Online Writing Resources: Writing Organizations
The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses serves the independent publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry and prose.
SPAWN: Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network.
American Booksellers Association:
American Library Association: Promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
Association of American Publishers: Representing publishers of all sizes and types located throughout the United States.
Association of American University Presses: An organization of non-profit scholarly Publishers dedicated to the support of effective scholarly communications.
Association of Canadian Publishers: Represents over 140 Canadian-owned book publishers.
Australian Booksellers Association:
The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland:
Booksellers New Zealand: Trade association for booksellers and publishers.
Canadian Booksellers Association:
European Booksellers Federation:
Independent Online Booksellers Association :
International Publishers Association:
National Association of Independent Publisher Representatives:
English Center of International PEN: English PEN exists to promote literature and its understanding; to uphold writers freedoms around the world; to campaign against the persecution and imprisonment of writers for stating their views; and to promote the friendly co-operation of writers and the free exchange of their ideas.
European Booksellers Federation:
Independent Online Booksellers Association :