Writing Forums

Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an experience that is safe, welcoming and friendly, regardless of your level of participation, knowledge or skill. There are several opportunities for writers to exchange tips, engage in discussions about techniques, and grow in your craft. You can also participate in forum competitions that are exciting and helpful in building your skill level. There's so much more for you to explore!

What I've learned from online writing forums...

Posting your work for others to see and comment on and critique is fun, but critiquing other people's work is the golden opportunity you have here. By honing your skills on other people's writing, you'll develop a better sense of what you should be doing to yours.

Take in-line critiques for example: critiques in which the critiquer's words are inserted directly into the writing. The critiquer's words are usually bright red or have a green background, anything to distinguish it from the writing itself. By writing these critiques you are forced not only to search for errors and shoot for clarity, but also to write down WHY it is an error or WHY it is unclear. This is key.

I am currently on a critique binge. I am writing hundreds of words of critique in order to bring my knowledge of diction, punctuation, etc. to the surface so that I can use it. I feel this honing of my skills is a major step in entering the field of writing.


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