Is it possible for one website to have everything a writer needs? Maybe, maybe not, but Writing.com sure gives it a try. This site has so much to offer writers, you could spend days looking it over to discover everything it has available.
This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.
The website Writing.com has been around for more than a decade now, reports nearly a million members, and claims to be “the largest and leading online website today.” I won’t argue with anyone about that, because the site seems quite popular and useful.
Basic membership is free to users, though there are levels of membership that do include fees. High levels provide more memory space for storing you writing, as well as many other perks. Make sure to Compare the differences before deciding on a membership level. Keep in mind, however, the free level will get you in the door and provides plenty of goodies for writers.
What kind of goodies? A personal online portfolio, a public portfolio URL, backups, a note pad, the ability to create and host stories, polls, Madlibs, puzzles, quizzes and more. You also get your own e-mail address, can take part in the site’s forum, and can receive feedback from others. This is just the beginning, however, because there is even more you can do at Writing.com.
At it’s most basic, Writing.com is a great site to connect with other writers and readers. You can post your work, get some opinions about your work, read some others’ material, etc. The site is a major social network in and of itself for writers.
Plenty of other tools are available at Writing.com, and the site also offers “Gift Points” which can be used to advertise your books, to purchase items at the site’s Store, or for other purposes.
Writing.com is one of the more extensive sites about writing on the Web, and as a practical matter it is nearly impossible to cover everything available at the site in a limited amount of space. As I’m not here to bore you with details (hopefully), you’ll need to go check out the site on your own. Truly, it offers much, so you’ll want to spend plenty of time looking over the site’s pages to see everything it has to offer.
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