Writing is made up of many components that have to be learnt and practised, and there are a lot of online courses available to help hone your talents.
With more thanmembers, this is a fairly active writing critique group. It also offers special services and tools to the aspiring author. Great for getting discovered, but not great if you're looking for a site that keeps your stuff under wraps.
In my experience so far, more of a community than a critique website. You can put your story up on the website for review, but the reviewing structure isn't as organized as that of Scribophile.
When you read a story, you have the option to "share" it with your friends through email, Facebook, MySpace, etc. This is good if you just want to get your story out, not so good if you don't.
Sheer volume of stories with little organizational structure makes it difficult to pick something to read. The people here are very friendly. The look of this site will draw you in right away. Similar to Critters, you "earn" your keep by critiquing the works of others.
Again, don't forget that making your work public on the internet can affect publishing options later on. This site is set up primarily as a forum for writers, where you can meet people and solicit advice in addition to posting your story for critique.
There is a tight community here, and the number of stories isn't overwhelming. A good portion of stories posted actually receive critiques.
Again, less structure than Scribophile. Others are too new to have made much of an impression. Thanks to marchpast for suggesting this brand-new, UK based writers' critique site. Anyone can join, and once you do, you can form "groups" with other writers based on what kinds of categories of writing essays, chick lit, young adult, etc.
Group members focus on reviewing one another's work, creating smaller communities within the larger community. However, note that there is a lot of commitment involved; you will be dropped from this group if you do not critique regularly enough.
This site was suggested by Bridgid. It is fairly new, but already has a thriving community of writers. The site is password-encrypted and by invitation, although it supports all levels of writers.
You can find critique partners, as well as just talk about the progress of your writing. Amazing Instant Novelist Revisited Facebook group: Thanks to Funloving for submitting this new group in the comments!
This group has frequent discussions about writing topics and puppies! This is a group aimed specifically at writers and authors who want to connect with their readers, and through these connections develop a readership for their work.
Small groups can mean better and more focused critiques - just make sure that there are enough people actually using the site to make it worth your while.Poets & Writers Live is an initiative developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country.
When we asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers.
Writers' Educational Community Writers Helping Writers Since The first, the largest, the best online university for writers. ENTER. Blackwell Secondary Modern School.
c Crown copyright. Michael Rosen and Emma-Louise Williams explain the background to their website, Sec Mod, which is collecting memories of education at secondary modern schools in Britain. Michael Rosen writes. Writers' Resources. Whether you’re a beginning writer seeking basic self-education or a mid-career professional in need of specific information, this page contains a variety of resources that may be useful to you, in both the traditional and indie publishing worlds.
This website advertising a “neverending online writers’ conference” featuring targeted workshops on crafting a stellar query letter and first two-pages of a book, with feedback from real literary agents as well as fellow authors.
The Muse Writers Center has many teachers who are professional writers, published in poetry, fiction, plays, screenplays, and nonfiction.