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Deep Underground Poetry - Poems, Stories, Spoken Word & Lyrics. Wordflair Writers' Community. 11 Top Writing Communities You Should Join and Why. The life of a writer is pretty solitary, both by design and necessity.

11 Top Writing Communities You Should Join and Why

While you may find yourself in the neighborhood coffee shop a few days a week just for a change of pace, being a writer can be lonely and quiet. Well-meaning as they are, your friends and family don’t understand the nuance between conflict and crisis. Try as they might, they can’t relate to the complexity of creating a consistent voice. And, heaven help them, they’ll never get the agony of choosing between traditional and self-publishing.

It’s no wonder that writing and alcohol are familiar companions. But it’s not happy hour yet. But first, you may be wondering, what’s the point of joining a writing community? +Critiques Have you ever gotten to a point in your story where something just doesn’t sound right, but you can’t figure it out? Submitting a difficult piece to your writing community allows you to get honest, actionable feedback while you’re still working on your manuscript. +Support & Encouragement +Reviews 1. 2. 8 Online Writing Communities to Know About. As a writer, being part of an online writing community is a great way to get practice, learn the art of critiquing, and gain a following.

8 Online Writing Communities to Know About

As a reader, writing communities are great ways to discover fresh talent and explore new genres. Here are ten writing communities you should know about: 1. Wattpad Wattpad is especially geared toward YA, fantasy, and science fiction writers, though other genres are welcome. 2. FictionPress is another easy-to-use site. 3. FanFiction is run by the same folks at FictionPress, but is the gathering of devoted fans who want to carry on the stories and characters they love. 4. 100 Word Story. Multiply Money. Writing, Writing Contests, Poetry Writing Contests, Short Story Writing Contests, Self Publishing, Novel Writing Contests, Writing Help, WritingRoom. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. StoryStore. Tumblr. Write yourself in. Figment.

The Online Writing Community. Thought Catalog. Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read. EDIT: Scapple is now available for purchase.

Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read

Please visit the product page: Hello all, It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Literature & Latte's newest piece of software - Scapple. scapple /skapˈl/ ... vt to work or shape... roughly, without smoothing to a finish.- The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition Scapple is now ready for beta-testing, and I'd like to invite everyone who is interested to download it, give it a whirl, and report any bugs to us. What is Scapple? Scapple is the software equivalent of how I work out my rough ideas on paper. (I wish I could say I hadn't spent time wiping instant coffee on the bottom of a mug to add the coffee ring stain especially.) And here's how that same braindump (another neologism I dislike!) In short, then, Scapple is a tool for getting early ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. About the Beta Version Please do remember that this is a beta version.

Also, please note the following: QuickStart Guide Thanks! Scribophile: The writing group and online writing workshop for serious writers. Links for Writers. Why have a separate section for “word processing software”?

Links for Writers

Why not just put it all under “writing software”? Word processing software is writing software by definition, of couse, and much of the software in the “writing software” section above might equally be categorised as word processors. The main difference drawn here is that a word processor is usually used for writing and printing the final document; it shows on screen exactly what you will see when you print. The applications in the “writing software” section are more about developing ideas and getting the words down. Some users may use one of those applications right up to and including printing; many will use one of the dedicated writing applications in conjunction with a word processor, hammering out the first draft in one of the programs above and then exporting it to a word processor for final revisions and formatting. Nisus Writer (Pro) Mellel Bean Mariner Write.