Writers Workshops

Writers Webrings

After the Workshop

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There are many writers webrings listed at Ringworld. These are the ones that Anitra and/or StreetWrites have chosen to join, on the criteria of quality, amount of traffic, number and variety of members, and additional member services.

Poetry Webring  Home  List  StreetWrites' Poetry Webring Page
A well-established community of poetry, with thousands of sites.
Writers Realm  Home  List  StreetWrites' Writers Realm Page
Not just a webring; a cooperative venture to pool links and resources and help each other out.
Fantasy Ring  Home  List  Anitra's Fantasy Ring Page
Writing, art, games, and just plain fandom -- but a splendid variety of quality stuff it is.
Writers Ring  Home  List  Anitra's Writers Ring Page
New and still growing, but with an excellent membership and excellent future -- the Writers Ring has grown out of the Writers workshop list.
Female Authors of the Web  Home  List  Anitra's Female Authors Page
This ring was created to highlight the "hidden stories," women who have created something inspirational on the web. I am proud to be included in such a grouping.
Writingchat Webring  Home  List  This is my Writingchat Webring Page
This one is for FUN!
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The rec.arts.poems FAQ

A truly interactive poetry site that allows poets to publish and control a sample of their own poetry on the web.
Mike Barker's WRITERS at MIT
This site has posted much of the references, writing exercises, contest-winning stories and other treasures compiled from the Writers list, plus subscription info. Also check out the new Writers Webring linking member sites from the Writers list.
workshop list.
The Critters Writers Workshop
for sf and fantasy writers.

A list for aspiring fiction writers who have drafted a novel of at least 60,000 words. NovelDoc's 20 "rooms" are available for its Novel Clinics and Critique Circles to meet in private and give feedback. Primers, tips, and talk are also available. Guidelines and application are at http://home.earthlink.net/~jilla1/noveldoc
Excellent. (I'm prejudiced: I'm a graduate of Jilla's previous workshop, Writelab.)
A poetry workshop modeled after Writelab, but open-ended; it offers exercises on elements of poetry, which you can get feedback on from the group. You also practice by giving feedback to others.
Workshop for homeless and low-income writers.
Alien Flower
A web-based poetry workshop.
"Happy un-Workshop to You" ... this is "a coffeeshop where writers go to hang out after the workshop."

The following are email-list-only workshops: they have no web pages

Crewrt: Creativity in Education
A small amount of original poetry; good literary criticism of what is submitted. Basically, an email list of college professors in the literary field. If you enjoy week-long discussions of metafiction and literary criticism, you'll be ecstatic. If you don't, you will fall out of your chair in boredom.

Send the message subscribe crewrt-l to listserv@lists.missouri.edu

Erotica: Erotic writing workshop
Both poetry and prose is submitted and critiqued; market and contest information is also frequently posted. Most critique is very thorough and professional. There have been a few upsets on-list, but the membership is generally mature and behaves maturely.

Send the message subscribe erotica to majordomo@cyberca.com

Humorist: Humor writing workshop
With a number of published columnists on board, this is an excellent place to get feedback if you want to get serious about doing humor.

To subscribe send the message subscribe humorist to majordomo@nix.kconline.com

To subscribe send the message subscribe Fantasy Your Name to listserv@chaosmanor.com

Other Listings

The web-guide magazine Mining Company and veteran poetry workshopper Pamelyn Casto have also compiled excellent guides to online workshops.
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