THE LITERARY WEB
"It is with words as with sunbeams--the
more they are condensed, the
deeper they burn."Robert Southey
As with readers, writers often enjoy sharing their work and/or their
thoughts on writing. The
following sites were selected on the basis that literary fiction is their
primary intent and that membership is free or of little cost.
The 6 Ft. Ferret Writers' Group
- A homepage offering tips for those interested in starting writers'
groups or events. Also lists ideas for existing groups including writing
Internet Writers and Artists Guild
- A network of artists and writers online. For writers and visual
artists or online editors/publishers of publications dealing with the
arts. Membership is free and includes a biannual online newsletter.
- A University of Missouri website to encourage dialogue and
conversation among writers. Includes: Writer Cafe, an open discussion
list about writing; Cybertutorials; Gallery, a place to post your creative
work; and Interactive Web Forum which includes Fiction, Poetry, and an
HTML Help Forum.
- The Writers Club
- The Writers Club provides an avenue where writers can obtain
information, education, products and services. The Writers Club
provides message boards, on-line conferences, download/upload
libraries, writing courses,
thousands of articles on the writing industry (writing tips,
conferences, copyright law, 'how to,'
industry news), proprietary and third-party products (books,
software), and more. Membership fee.
- Learn to Write
- Here are sixteen books, three magazines, and seven web sites that will get you off to a running start.
- Writer's Resource Center
- Poetry contests, jobs for writers, articles and exercises for writers.
- A meeting place for writers. Includes market information, links,
inspriation, and motivation.
A good way to have your work read and maybe even rewarded. Many have cash
prizes and/or publication. Some are free; others have an entry fee. In
some cases the author retains the copyright, but
- Do you dream of writing a bestseller? This is where you can showcase your work, place it straight
onto the desk of a publishing giant, and possibly win prizes too! And it's all free of charge...
Wildacres Writers Workshop
- July. In the Blue Ridge Mountains near Little Switzerland,
NC. A residential workshop where writers are housed in lodge-type
buildings and served three meals daily. Workshops offered
are novel, short story, poetry, mystery, and play/screen writing.
Surrey Writers' Conference
- Surrey, British Columbia. Speakers, workshops,
one-on-one interviews with editors and agents, networking. Online
workkshops have been added to this site.
International Writer's Calendar
- List of workshops by state. Includes dates and addresses. A bit of a
mixed bag, but it includes enough workshops geared toward literary fiction
to be included here.
Annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival
- Iowa City, IA. This now quite famous writing festival offers 128
different workshops in one-week and weekend sessions in June and July.
The Bread Loaf Writer's Conference
- Middlebury College, VT.
This annual conference has attracted some of the most notable American
literary names in the twentieth century. Its central purpose is to
"create a community in which dialogue of coverging literary voices become
one in isolation."
- A list of conferences in Nebraska and beyond. Includes Directories and
a long list of links to conferences.
Online (you don't have to pack your bags)
The Novelist's Workshop
- A workshop for professional and non-professional writers of stories,
articles, novels, and
poems. The workshop leader is Linda Barlow, a writer, teacher, editor,
and author of 15
published novels. Included in this site is an in-depth help site for Web
search engines and
directories. Also included are links to literature, authors, agents, and
Writing is a hard job. Reading these quotes may make you smile and feel,
perhaps, a little less alone.
Quotations about Writing/Reading
Quotations About Writing
- A list of quotes gathered as a source of inspiration and humor.
The Editor's Pen Quotable Words of Editorial Wisdom
- Read this collection, and then add your own if you'd like.
Updated June 12, 2001
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