Sunday, November 8, 2009

Writing Websites

Here are two websites I came across that I thought might be of interest to you:

Lit Drift

"This is a brand-spanking new blog, resource, and community dedicated to the art & craft of fiction in the 21st century. Besides editorial content, we've got daily creative prompts, daily short stories, and a weekly FREE book giveaway called Free Book Friday.

Our name is a nod to how traditional forms of storytelling are, well, drifting into forms wholly new and unexpected. We’re interested in sifting through the palimpsests known as the Internet, the arts, and the in-between to uncover those new forms and techniques in constructing fiction.

We believe that literature should be fun in an age when it’s only too easy to turn on the TV and watch shitcoms instead. We also believe that changing technologies and cultural trends can liberate fiction rather than oppress it. We believe that everyone—yes, everyone—should take pleasure in creating their own fiction, and we want to help our readers tell the best stories they possibly can."

Fan Story

"On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).

The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours. Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 4,000 comments are written on the writing posted. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work."

1 comment:

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks for the links. I'm going to check them out.

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