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1. Reddit » Writing

Reddit » Writing San Francisco, California, US
Reddit is a network of communities based on people's interests. This is a subreddit feed for everything related to the writing craft.
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1.7M 1.1M 30 posts / day Jan 2008 Get Email Contact

2. Creative Writing Forums

Creative Writing Forums A creative writing forum dedicated to all writing, where writers can discuss publishing, plot, character development, word mechanics, and may use our Writing Workshop to further develop your writing.
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3. Writing Forums

Writing Forums WritingForums.com is a friendly, active community of writers and creative artists, get critiques and feedback, share tips & tricks, network and make friends!
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4. Reddit » Writers

Reddit » Writers San Francisco, California, US
All writers including fiction writers, nonfiction writers, bloggers and more are welcome. Get critique on your work, share resources, ask questions and help fellow writers.
reddit.com/r/writers
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5. Mythic Scribes Forum

Mythic Scribes Forum Pennsylvania, US
Mythic Scribes is a popular Fantasy Writing Forum. Discuss all aspects of fantasy writing, including worldbuiling and magic systems.
Also in Fantasy Book Forums
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6. Kindle Forum » Writers' Cafe

Kindle Forum » Writers' Cafe All about ebooks and self-publishing in our authors' forum. Writing, formatting, publishing, marketing, more. Readers welcome, too!
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7. Best Writing Forum

Best Writing Forum Best Writing Forum is a place for live information.
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8. Reddit » Write

Reddit » Write San Francisco, California, US
A friendly community where all content related to the craft of writing is welcome! Ask a question, start a discussion, or share resources here.
reddit.com/r/write
1.7M 1.1M 4 posts / week Sep 2008 Get Email Contact

9. Reddit » Freelance Writers

Reddit » Freelance Writers San Francisco, California, US
A community of professional and freelance writers.Reddit is a community of millions of users engaging in the creation of content and the sharing of conversation across tens of thousands of topics.
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1.7M 1.1M 6 posts / day Jan 2011 Get Email Contact

10. Reddit » Fantasy Writers

Reddit » Fantasy Writers San Francisco, California, US
This subreddit is dedicated to those of us who are writing in the fantasy genre.
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11. SFF World Forum » Writing

SFF World Forum » Writing Discussions between writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror discussing writing and publishing.
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12. US Message Board » Writing

US Message Board » Writing This category of the US Message Board is a place where you can share poems, stories, anything you've written.
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13. Reddit » Writers' Group

Reddit » Writers' Group San Francisco, California, US
An online writer's group dedicated to the sharing and constructive peer-review of each other's written work. If you aren't sharing your writing, it doesn't belong here.
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1.7M 1.1M 1 post / day Feb 2010 Get Email Contact

14. Questionable Questing » Creative Writing

Questionable Questing » Creative Writing This section of the forum is dedicated to discussing stories and ideas for creative writing.
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15. Young Writers Society

Young Writers Society The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13 to share their creative works. It is a place to discuss fiction and non-fiction, your favorite story, and get help on your story.
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16. Writers Beat

Writers Beat The Writer's Beat is a writing forum to provide help and feedback on writing, including general writing queries, discussions about agents, editors, and publishers, as well as writing resources and a section for Critiques.
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17. Online Book Forum » Writing

Online Book Forum » Writing Discuss writing, including writing tips & tricks, writing philosophy, writer's block, etc. Hold discussions regarding grammar, best writing formats, and more.
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18. My Writers Circle

My Writers Circle MyWritersCircle is a free online writers forum open to everyone. Discuss and share your writing skills with fellow writers from all around the world.
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Additional Forums

  1. Legendfire Critique Community » Writing Discussion is the help desk to pose all your questions and rants about grammar, structuring a story, and seeking publication.
  2. SFF chronicles » Writing Forums is a place for aspiring writers of science fiction and fantasy to discuss general writing issues.
  3. Fantasy Writers Forum is a place to get all the latest news on writing.
  4. Royal Road Forum is a place to get all writing tips.


Writing Subforums

Forum Name Subforum Name Subforum Description Also in
Creative Writing Forums Writing Contests
Contest Archives This is the archives for the past contests and their entries.
Monthly Short Story Contest Each week we'll give you a topic to write a short story about. Write and enter the weekly competition.
Monthly Short Story Contest Archives Here are the old entries to the weekly short story contests.
Monthly Poetry Contest Each week we also hold a poetry competition. Write a poem based on the given theme and enter.
Monthly Poetry Contest Archives Here are the past entries to the weekly poetry contests.
Monthly Flash Fiction Contest Coming soon: bi-weekly flash fiction writing contests. Stay tuned. 😉
Research Do you need to research aspects of your story? Find help how here. Note that we still encourage you to do your own research, not merely to ask other members to do it for you
Plot Development Discuss ideas, techniques, and writing mechanisms related to plot creation, get help with your plot, and help others with theirs
Character Development Discuss any aspect of character development here. Share your techniques on forming the perfect characters.
Setting Development Work on world building and developing your story's setting.
Dialogue Development Having trouble getting your characters to talk to each other in a realistic way ? Need to discuss what good dialogue looks like, do it here.
Descriptive Development Need help describing things ? Need to know your metaphor from your simile or your allegory from your elbow.. this here's the place.
Point of View, and Voice Difficulty deciding on first or third person? Want to discuss which works best? Need help developing the voice in your writing, this here's the place.
Word Mechanics Get writing help for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This forum is for questions regarding the proper usage of the English language.
Revision and Editing This forum is for discussion of revising and editing your work and ways of giving feedback to others.
By the Genre This forum is for genre development - discussion on writing and developing aspects applicable to specific genres. This forum uses prefixes; popular genres will eventually grow into their own...
Non-Fiction This forum's purpose is to focus on the aspects of writing non-fiction that are unique to non-fiction writing (for example: non-fiction tone, research, fact checking, and how to write a biography).
Fantasy This forum is for discussion specifically about writing fantasy and fantasy-specific issues you might come across. Posts in this forum do not apply towards writing workshop requirements. Fantasy Book Forums
Science Fiction This forum is for discussion on specific writing science fiction and science fiction questions. Posts in this forum do not apply towards writing workshop requirements.
Young Adult
By Writing Form For discussion on elements, processes, and challenges related to specific types of writing.
Poetry Discuss elements of writing related specifically to poetry.
Short Stories For discussion of how to write short stories.
Novels This forum is for discussion related specifically to writing a novel. Novel Forums
Scripts This form is intended to focus specifically on any type of scriptwriting. It is intended to promote all forms of scriptwriting in a positive manner, assist our members in pursuing form-specific...
General Writing This is the forum of last resort, for topics that have no other home in the boards above. Threads posted here will be moved if they fit somewhere else better
3 sentences This forum is only for the share your first three sentences and share your last three sentences threads. You cannot start other threads here. Note that posting in these two threads will not...
Success Stories In this forum, senior members and above may announce new publications and share their writing success stories.
Collaboration This forum is for friendly assistance and exchange on non-commercial collaborative projects, including alpha and beta reading, review exchanges, co-writing, and other similar collaborations. All...
Writing Software and Hardware For discussion of writing software and hardware. Note that topics should pertain to writing, this is not the place to discuss gaming.
Articles High quality articles on the writing life, experience or process
Traditional Publishing Discuss the aspects of getting published, finding the right publisher, acquiring an agent, or any other aspect of publishing.
Agent Discussion
Publisher Discussion Discuss specific publishers in this forum. Please only create a thread for a specific publisher if one doesn't already exist
Query & Cover Letter Critique This forum is for critiquing query letters, cover letters, and synopses. This forum follows the Writing Workshop rules.
Self-Publishing This forum is for all threads related to self-publishing.
Electronic Publishing For the discussion of all electronic publishing, including eBooks, blogging, and new media.
Cover Design
Blurb Critique
Print on Demand Questions and discussion about using Print on Demand services
Marketing This forum is for discussing book marketing, promotional strategies, and related challenges for print and electronic self-publishing.
The Lounge Light hearted chat with fellow members. More serious or controversial discussions take place in the Debate Room
Entertainment This forum is for movies, television, video games, and other entertainment discussions.
Discussion of Published Works This forum is for the general discussion of literature, poetry, screen plays and all other types of published writing. (except Erotica). Note that this area is for discussing the work of other...
Writing Prompts Create and share writing prompts, writing challenges, and word games.
Writing Forums Members' Published Books Writing Forum's Showcase for published books by engaged WF members. If you’re looking for your next good read, consider a purchase here to support both our...
Writing Discussion Discuss all aspects of writing and editing; exchange advice and share tips & tricks.Moderators:JBF, Kegan Thompson
SPAG - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Discuss issues relating to the tools and mechanics of writing. Ask questions. Post useful links.Moderators:JBF, Kegan Thompson Grammar Forums
HATS - Hints and Tips Please post any writing related hints or tips here.Moderators:JBF, Kegan Thompson
Mystery Writers - Tips and Techniques Writing a good Mystery is creating a puzzle. A mystery requires plot planning to drop clues, introduce red herrings, and an investigator/detective to find...
Story Research We encourage readers to learn how to do research, but if you are stuck on your own, question here will find answer and/or tips from Writing Forums members.
Plot and Character Development Moderators: JBF
Publishing Discussion Discussion and questions about general publishing issues Moderators:
Traditional Publishing Questions and discussion addressing working with agents and traditional publishing houses Moderator:
Self-Publishing Discussion about the processes, procedures and approaches used for self-publishing original works Moderator:
Editing Tips and advice on effective editing and preparation of original works Moderator:
Cover Design Everything about book covers for your to-be-published book. Moderator:
Marketing For Questions and Discussions relating to Pre- and Post-Publication Marketing of your original works. Moderator:
Outside Invitations and Calls for Submissions Outsider (non-WF) invitations and calls for submissions. Moderator:
Beta Reading A space for WF Members to seek Beta Readers or to offer Beta Reading services.Requests made in this forum will not appear immediately. They have to be...
Beta Reading Discussions Discuss Beta Reading hints and tips for success, working practices and other relevant topics to improve the Beta Reading experience.
Literary Maneuvers - Fiction Competitions Monthly prompt writing challenges, competition, feedback 'n' fun.Moderator: Kegan Thompson
Poetry Challenges Monthly challenge to display your poetic prowess. Join in on the fun and challenge yourself.
Member Writing Challenges Take a step on the adventurous side and try one of our writing challenges.Moderator: Kegan Thompson
Poets' Showcase Showcase your finished poetry, including spoken word, to this forum.For indepth critique please post to the Poetry and Lyrics Workshop.Moderators: S J...
Poetry Nuts & Bolts Discuss poetic techniques, forms and styles, hints and tips. (Please do not post poetry for critique here other than specific examples to aid discussion)...
Poetry Discussion For more philosophical poetry discussions. Please do not post poetry for critique here.Moderators: S J Ward, rcallaci
NaPoWriMo April is National Poetry Month. The challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days. It's NaPoWriMo, and it only gets verse!Moderators: PiP, Darren White
Fiction Showcase Showcase your FINISHED Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror, Children's and Young Adult Stories, Humour, Scripts, Crime and Thriller Fiction, Mystery, Romance etc...
Multi-Chapter and Collected Works NFP This forum is for multi-chapter or collected short stories works not intended for traditional first publishing rights protection. The works are visible to...
RPG For avid RPG writers
Nonfiction Showcase your essays, op-eds, articles, and factual accounts for reviews only. Not for in-depth feedback or topical discussions. Dedicated Patron: Olly Buckle.
NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month plans, progress, help and support.
Books & Authors, Reviews & Recommendations Share your book reviews and recommended reading here
The Tavern A place to 'chillax' and socialize with other writers.
Word Games Word games, riddles, one word per post, the person above me, unholy haiku etcetera. Posts made here do not add to post count.
Visual Arts Painting, sculpture, photography, all things visual made by our members.
Film making, TV, video and Theatre If it's your own original creative art and it moves, it belongs here. Filmmaking Forums
Guest and WF Member Interviews Dedicated space for WritingForums.com member interviews and Guest Interviews.This forum is visible to everyone.Moderators: PiP
Writers' Resources Links to and discussion of writing related sites and handy resources.Moderators: PiP
Mythic Scribes Forums Writing Discussions General discussion of the art and craft of writing fantasy fiction.
The Dreamscape Discuss dreams as a source of inspiration for fantasy stories.
Research Ask questions about history, mythology, customs and other real world subjects.
Writing Resources Recommended resources for fantasy writers. New threads are moderated.
Publishing Getting published in the fantasy genre. Resources and discussion relevant to both traditional and independent publishing.
Marketing Discuss tips and strategies for marketing your writing.
Cover Design Share and request feedback on your original cover designs. Discuss book cover creation and resources.
Writers on the Web Share your writing blog and author blogs you've found on the web. Network with other writing blogs.
Self-Promotion Tell us about your latest fantasy novel or story, as well as your public appearances. New threads are moderated.
Novels & Stories Reviews and discussion of fantasy books and stories. Novel Forums
Fantasy Art Creation and appreciation of fantasy art. Share your own work and discuss your favorite artists.
Film & Television Weigh in on fantasy movies and television series.
Games Fantasy gaming. This includes fantasy video game discussion, as well as pen & paper role-playing games.
Notice Board Information on writing related sites, events, contests and writing markets. New threads are moderated.
Writing Groups Are you looking for a local or online writing group? Or do you have one that is open to new members? Tell us about it here.
NaNoWriMo Find support during National Novel Writing Month, Script Frenzy and related challenges.
Chit Chat Share whatever is on your mind.
Best Writing Forum Writer's Talk Chat about your writing experiences, including fiction, non-fiction, screenplays and more.
Ask a Question Post questions about grammar, publishing, editing, and more, and receive help friendly help!
Getting Published Whether traditional or self-publishing, this is the forum to talk about getting yourself in print.
Writer's Opportunities Post your job ads, collaboration requests and competition details here.
Success Stories Finished your novel? Got published? We'd love to know your story. Share your wins here.
Review My Writing - Getting Started Share a sample of your work and ask for polite, honest feedback from fellow wordsmiths.
Poet's Corner Ask questions about poetry, and post your work to inspire and get feedback from others. Poetry Forums
Review My Poetry - Getting Started Share a sample of your work and ask for polite, honest feedback from fellow poets.
The Bar & Grill Clock-off and hang-out in the bar and grill with writing friends after hours. Mine's a double.
Word Play Yay, fun! Exercise your little grey cells with these writing challenges, or create your own!
The Coffee Table Post your writing here for forum friends to enjoy. No critiquing, purely for enjoyment.
Young Writers Society Lounge, The The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Homework Help The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Official Polls The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Contests The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Knights of the Green Room The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
YWS Trading Post The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Randomosity The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Squills - The YWS News The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Research The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Knowledge Base The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Poetry Tutorials The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Writing Tutorials The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
YWS The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Will Review For Food The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Writers Corner The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Writing Tips The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Writer's Market The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Art & Photography The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Fiction Discussion The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Media Reviews The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Poetry Discussion The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works. Poetry Forums
Writing Activities The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
NaNoWriMo The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Camp NaNoWriMo The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
Camp NaNoWriMo Archives The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
NaPoWriMo The Young Writers Society is an online social network for young people ages 13+ to share their creative works.
The Writers Beat Prompts & Challenges The Writer's Beat-Prompts, readings, and ideas to get you writing.
Fiction The Writer's Beat-Novel excerpts, short stories, etc.
Poetry The Writer's Beat-Sit down or take a stand in this poetry section. Poetry Forums
Lyrics The Writer's Beat-Put the writing to the "beat"! Songwriting Forums
Nine and Sixty Ways – Poetry Tools and Lessons The Writer's Beat-Poetry Tools and Lessons on the Beat. Your first stop for learning and help with poetic technique.
Music The Writer's Beat-A place for members to share music that they've created Music Forums
Non-Fiction The Writer's Beat-Journals, biographies, memoirs, etc.
Free Writing The Writer's Beat-Plot bunnies, random musings, etc. No one-liners.
Writers' Cafe The Writer's Beat-Get a drink, sit down to relax, and chit-chat with other writers.
Board Games The Writer's Beat-Get it? "Board" games. Board Games Forums
The Library The Writer's Beat-Reviews and opinions on published writing: prose and poetry.
The Intellectual Table The Writer's Beat-Discussions on political topics, social issues, current affairs, etc.
The Reference Room The Writer's Beat-Writing research and concept creation.
General Writing The Writer's Beat-
Tips & Advice The Writer's Beat-What works for you? Share your experience!
Writing Help & Issues The Writer's Beat-You name it, we solve it! Ask your questions here.
Character Clinics The Writer's Beat-Come and discover new things about your characters
Publishing The Writer's Beat-Ask and post advice about the publishing process. Discuss new media and options.
Writing Markets The Writer's Beat-Calls for submissions, paying and non-paying markets.
Classifieds The Writer's Beat-Advertisements go here. Content of this forum does not represent the service provided at this web site.
Fantasy Writers Forum Plot Development
Character Development
World Creation
Writing Technique
Writer's Workshop
The Brain Storm
The Note Pad
Writer's Block Clinic
Publishers and Agents
Resource Library
Informal Story Challenges
NaNoWriMo
Member Websites and Stuff
News and Reviews
Our Published Works
Story Talk
Advertisements
Board and Card Games Board Games Forums
The Tube
The Console
The Written Word
Music
General Events
Cons And Faires
Polls
Boomerang
The Chatter Box
Royal Road Forum General Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Writathon
Writathon November 2021
Writathon April 2022
Celebration Something great just happened to you on Royal Road and you want to share it? do it here! YAY!
Recommendations Asking for recommendations? Giving out your own personal favorites list? This is the place to do it.
I forgot the title... Post here if you need help finding a story you read before.
Guides by the Community Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Reviewing: Tips & Discussion Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Review Swaps A forum for requesting review swaps.
Writing: Tips & Discussions Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Marketing Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Promote your Fiction You can discuss how to promote a story & Promote your story in the forum.
Art Submit your Art; Drawings, carvings, comics, poems... as long as it is art, and you wish to show it, this is the place!
Showcase Show the world the artwork that you made, or commissioned. CoverArt, Characters, or Maps.
Art Guides Guides for CoverArts, Characters & Maps.
Video Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Request / Find Art Here you can find multiple threads by artists offering their free artwork. You can also find a subforum for Requesting Art.
Poetry Welcome to Royal Road's Official forum; feel free to browse around
Games A special corner to talk about games or gaming!
Debate The debate forum exists to enrich the fictional writing that is inspired by real-world content. Discuss or debate serious thoughts that are connected to writing.
Software & Tutorials If you know about a useful software, or you can make a tutorial about something that might be useful for the rest of the community, then post it here .
AnimeBase Writers club Create your own story here. Be a writer and unleash your imagination.
Anime Forums Writing A showcase for all the wonderful stories our members have written. Its also a good place to get feedback on your work.
AnimeOTK Forum Writer Chat - Questions & Advice Hitting a writers block? Technical problems or language barriers? Ask for advice here
Christian Forums The Writers Guild
SFF Chronicles Writing Discussion For aspiring writers of science fiction and fantasy to discuss general writing issues.
The Book Club Forum Writers' Corner
Book & Reader Writers' Room Post your drafts, seek the Muses, discuss writing! (No advertising please).
Paper Back Swap Forum The Writers' Forum A place for all of our writers to mingle and share. Join in the conversation on The Writers' Forum. Perhaps you are interested in another topic? Check it out... we have a very active community that loves to discuss books.
SEO Isn't Dead Forum Content Writing Forum This section of the SEO Isn't Dead Forum is for content writers, people wanting to learn more about content writing, and more!
Art Forums Writers Den Discussions regarding publishing, plot, character development, word mechanics, short stories, and roleplaying shall be posted here.

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