Writing Feedback and Writing Workshops
Writers have never had more ways of receiving feedback on their writing. Writing groups have proliferated online and some sites have thriving communities dedicated to helping their members improve and achieve their writing goals. Online writing workshops offer the convenience of getting crits on your work without having to leave the comfort of your home.
At the same time, "real world" writing workshops continue to proliterate and do well.
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The Benefits of an Online Writing Workshop An article that explores the benefits of an online writing workshop.
theNextBigWriter: A private community where writers receive feedback from other writers, readers, and pros. The site offers guaranteed feedback, contests, site rankings, and more.
WritingForums.com: Mature and active forum with discussions on writing, creativity, reviews, and general discussion.
AmateurAuthor.com: The place for budding writers to discuss ideas, concepts, and issues regarding all types of writing from poetry, fiction, non-fiction, through to screenplays and theatre.
ExIsle.net: Message board that specialized in science fiction.
Writers Write: Lots of boards with thousands of posts on everything from writing sci-fi to getting published.
Scribe's: Pretty active board with 313 members. Concentration of sci-fi/fantasy.
Write4Kids Message Boards: Lot's of discussion around writing children's novels, getting published, etc.
Womens Writer's Message Board: Talk about women writers, women's issues, ask questions, etc.
Absolute Write Water Cooler Heavily traficked forums and threads on everything from writing novels, sharing your work, and handling rejection.
The Romance Studio Community for romance fiction writers and readers.
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.
Elite Skills: Submit poetry, stories, thoughts and get feedback. Free user-based forum with many features.
CritiqueCircle.com: CritiqueCircle.com is a free online collaborative writing workshop for all genres with an extensive array of features.
NovelDoc: Critique group focused on novels.
Hacktrack Writers' Group: Writers' group based off the Orson Scott Card site.
UKAuthors: UK based site for posting your work and receiving critiques and feedback.
My Writer Buddy: Community for writers of all ages, writing experience, and interests.
Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy, and Horror: Online workshop, open to all writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Run by Online Writing Workshops
Critters Writers' Workshop: Workshop specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
SFNovelists: Critique group for writers of "hard science" fiction novels.
Writing Refuge: Post your stories/poems/plays/reviews/reports and participate in discussion with other writers. Book club, newsletters, writing groups.
Short Story Group: Short Story Writers - writers, poets critique group for short story writing and poetry with writing and poetry resources and exercises
My Writing Group: A relatively new forum where writers can start their own writing group or join an existing one and get feedback on their work.
Speculative Fiction: Science fiction and fantasy site featuring a message board and links to other resources. and poetry with writing and poetry resources and exercises
LiteraryForums.org: Forum for reading and writing. About 80 members.