There are many writers webrings listed at Webring, RingSurf and other hosts.
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
Updated January 29, 2002 to reflect changes at Webring. Webring and RingSurf remain my favorite ring systems: they have the servers to handle high traffic, and they provide ring & site promotion by directories and search engines.
There are many new rings I have joined or adopted. I will list them here after I know more about them from personal experience.
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.
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,
"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
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.
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.