7.05.2006

Online writing exercises

Some of you might want to check out The Desk Drawer. I saw it mentioned on Word A Day and surfed over.

It's not a critique group, it's online writing exercises.

They don't charge money, you have to contribute regularly to have your work seen, and it seems pretty straightforward to me.

9 comments:

Tori Scott said...

I'm in a critique group that operates a lot like this, only we do it in private forums. It's an easy, painless way to get some feedback on your writing style, for sure.

But the absolute best kick-in-the-pants writing exercises I've done lately have been round robins I started on my blog. They've been a blast, and the last one has led to a collaboration of the participants to expand the different characters' stories into novellas,to see if we can publish them as a collection.

Writing begets writing, no matter how it gets started.

Steorling said...

hmm, interesting. I like that nanowrimo sticker especially...it says "Here's someone who's as crazy as you!" Comforting, in that strangely disturbing way that deciphering a lunatics journal cypher is comforting. Least you know what they're thinking. lol

Seriously, though, writing prompts are always so much fun. I personally am a devotee of Georgia Heard's "Writing Toward Home". It's one I use with students and almost never disappoints in starting some ball rolling.

Amy said...

HHhhh... interesting - I'll take a look-see...

Daphne Major said...

Tori,

Your round robins sound fun. As a writer who has recently relocated across country, I'm trying to build a sense of community with other writers and started a blog with writing exercises, critiques, etc., just so that I can keep the creative spark alive. I'm trying to be more regular about it...Tuesday morning assignments, for instance...and it does help to have others egging you on!

Writing begets writing...I'm putting that up on my bulletin board.

Maya said...

For writers of Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Horror, Andrew Burt's Critters site is another good place to go for critiques.

http://www.critters.org/

Started in 1995, Critters is one of the oldest such sites. Many other sites since then have structured themselves on the Critters cooperative model

Battlerocker said...

Thanks for the tip.

Mama Rose said...

Forward Motion (www.fmwriters.com) has a daily writer's exercise. Justin gets pretty creative with them, if anyone is interested. :)

Linda

Daniel said...

I'm a CC addict myself - www.critiquecircle.com - a new writing excercise is posted every couple weeks.

Christina Rundle said...

I checked the Desk Drawer website and I really like it.

Thanks for posting it.