Adventure and Fantasy Writer's Forum

A forum where writers who enjoy the fantasy and adventure genres can meet, get tips, and have their work critiqued by other lovers of the genres.

Advice to Aspiring Writers

Practical advice to new writers of science fiction and other genres as well.

All Game Guide Writers Forum

The place for All Game Guide writers to hang out, discuss our favorite games, contribute to the database, and earn extra income.

The Alternative Reality Writers' Zone

An online community for writers and readers of speculative fiction. Mailing lists, forums and other resources for various genre of fiction writers.

Animation Writing and Production

Insight into writing and working at non-artist jobs in animation from someone in the biz. Archive of articles.

Banshee Studios

Online forum and message board for fiction writers. Support, advice, and constructive criticism. Includes a calendar for upcoming events and competitions.

A Bowl of Writers' Cereal

Writers tutorial, email list and articles. Created by Amy Kay Watson.

The Citadel

Forum for writers to role play.

Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA)

Resource for aspiring and published CT authors to network and promote their work at regional book events.

Creating Convincing Characters

For writers interested in creating living, breathing and dynamic characters.

Critters Workshop

An on-line workshop and critique group for serious writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy, or Horror.

Debbie Lee Wesselmann's Tips for Fiction Writers

Instruction on characterization, plot, structure, language, dialogue, how to get published, and other topics of interest to fiction writers. Includes recommended reading and links to other sites.

DreamWeavers Web Writers Union

Organization of web-based writers of genre fiction and fan fiction.

Includes a newsletter, message board and writing tips for the fiction and non-fiction writer.

Eire Fury's Sanctuary

For fiction writers, offering articles on screenplay format, advice and tips for new writers, and a message board.

Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing

A free, annotated directory of 1300 literary agents, editors and publishers in the US, UK and Canada.

Fiction Factor

Tips and advice on getting published, articles on the craft and business of writing, current paying market listings, free ebook downloads, author interviews, lots of writer's resources.

Fiction Writers Anonymous

Fiction Writers Anonymous provides news and information for writers at all stages of their careers. Newsletter or free email list.

Fiction Writer's Connection

A membership-based service featuring newsletters, a mentoring program and critiques. Also public writer's chat and message board.

The Fiction Writer's Journey

Included here are sections for a beginning writer, working on a novel, and developing character and plot, writing exercises and an email list.

The Fiction Writer's Page

Articles for beginning writers about irony, voice, scenes, character, and dialogue.

Fiction Writers Resource Page

This page contains valuable articles for beginning writers, along with good advice on publishing and links to literary agents. A no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts guide, easily navigable.


Post your writing in the showcase, read book reviews, write your favorite author, take a writing workshop. Two free newsletters, one for writers and one for readers.


Portal for short fiction people, featuring writers workshop, news and articles, discussion forums, events, competitions, interviews, and reviews.

Fiction-Writing Articles

Directory to fiction writing articles.

First Writer

Small press directory, writing tips, competition listings, literary agents, editorial services, writers' forum, writing links, geared to fiction and poetry writers.

Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

Flash Fiction Online Workshop for serious writers of flash fiction (sudden, fast, micro, postcard fiction). Submit one manuscript each month and critique 4 to stay active.

Gray Bat

For the writer of speculative fiction. Articles, reviews, editorials, and writing exercises.

How To Get Published

Learn how to become a better writer and/or a published one, free. Writers should never pay to be published.


Cooperative of WWW writers in science fiction, horror, and fantasy works. Online workshop.

Infography about Writing Fiction

Sources recommended by a professor who specializes in the study of fiction writing.

Inspiration for Writers Tip Series

Describes the life cycle of a character and how writers can make characters live and breathe.

Interactive Fiction at

A new literary genre that originated in the 1970s and was made popular by computer games. By Mark Silcox.


Resources for short story writers: message boards, paying markets, online publishers, how-to books.

List of Random Character Names, Locations, etc.

A list of random character names, random locations, etc. Use this to create a new character for a screenplay, short story, etc.

Locus Online

"The online version of the leading news and review magazine of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields."

Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast in Writing Styles

The differences between the two writing styles, and how to use them both to maximum effect.

New Leaf Editing

Editing services for writers of fiction (novels and short stories) and literary non-fiction (memoir, autobiography, and biography).

Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

For aspiring writers of science fiction and fiction, where peer review and critique of submissions is organized and easy.

Part Time Writer

A site for writers, especially fiction writers and poets, who have to work at something else to make a living.

Plotting and Editing

By Sherry-Anne Jacobs at Suite101.

Practical Fiction

Bi-weekly column with links and a message board. Practical ideas for writing fiction.

Publish Your Short Fiction

Twice a month, I'll be adding a new article dealing with the subject of getting your short genre fiction published. From honing your craft to finding the right market to proper submission technique.

Roberta Allen's Fiction Workshops

The fast fiction approach, ongoing classes, Sunday intensives, one-on-one instruction.

Science Fiction Writers Resource Guide

A collection of mainly online references to material which provides useful information for writers - particularly but not exclusively science fiction writers.

Short Stories

By Nicole Givens at Suite101. Writing short stories and getting published.

Short Story Writers Group

The Short Story Group is a free, friendly critique group for dedicated writers, ranging from beginners to advanced professionals. Short Story Group is based in Uk though there are members from all over the world.


SitCom writers discussion list.

So you Wanna Get a Short Story Published

Article on the process of getting short stories published, from picking a journal to writing a cover letter.

Free online resource guide for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers.

Strange Fiction

Non-profit email club where members can exchange written work and post reviews. Also offers research services, and collaborative writing projects.

Suite 101: Writing Comic Books/Strips

About comic book and strip writing for fun and profit.

Visual Thesaurus

Invaluable resource for the writer who knows there's a better word, but can't think of it.


Websoap Scoops for Nincompoops. Learn how to write and produce your own online soap opera.

The Weird Fiction Research Library

On-line search databases of use and interest to the weird fiction fan and researcher.

Western Writers of America Official Website

The official website of the Western Writers of America, home of the Spur Award.

Word On Fiction

A nonprofit monthly webzine for creative writing that teaches you how to write freelance fiction from a writing graduate.

Word Spinner's Ink

A worldwide group of professional, mostly-published, fiction writers with good connections to publishers and the writing world. Workshops and community.

World Building at

No matter what genre you write for, you need to have a believable and interesting world for your characters to move through.

Write Australian

Popular fiction writing from an Australian viewpoint. Learn techniques for fantasy, sci-fi, historicals, romance and children's books from an author who has written them all.

Writer Support

Email list for fiction writers.

The Writer's Web

Articles, discussion and a directory of links for fiction writers.

Writers Write: Fiction Writing

Market listings, links and a discussion board.

Writing and Marketing Quality Fiction

Articles for every fiction writer. Publishing, revising, cover letters, and literary journals. This is helpful to writers in all stages of development, and are written from past and current experience of the editor.

Writing For Comics

Marc Fleury's website for aspiring comics-writers.

The Writing Site

For fiction writers. Professional help for short stories and novels; how-tos on the basics; answers to submitting, agent, and publishing questions; discussion; good books, short story feature.

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