KENTUCKY FOCUS

Kentuckiana Authors

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GENERAL

    • The Alien Flower Poetry Workshop will fulfill the needs of those interested in poetry. Also, be sure to visit the extensive Poetry Links at this site. They are extensive and useful, I think, for those interested in Poetry.
    • Aylad's Writing Group is an email critique online group. Her site also has a variety of resources that might prove useful, including extensive agent listing.
    • Bobette Bryan's Silver Quill Fiction Writers' Forum is an online Delphi Discussion group. You will need to log in the first time to begin participating.
    • BOOST is an online community of children's writers. It specializes in forming critique groups for new and experienced writers. BOOST also provides a forum, magazine and book publisher guidelines, contests, a forum, articles about writing and more. Membership is free.
    • Christian Writers Group Homepage is a geocities community sites with resources and encourage for Christian writers that include forums and other resources.
    • Coffeehouse for Writers is a number of things, including  for-pay workshops and free critique groups. Most of this handled through mailing lists.
    • Comedy Screenwriting Discussion Group is an e-group mailing list with associated e-group page for those interested in comedy screenwriting.
    • Critique Circle is a free-to-join writing forum where both new and experienced writers can post their work online and receive critiques from other members, as well as offer critiques on other work posted. Handy tools to help writers are also available, as well as a forum for discussion with members.
    • Critique Partners Connections attempts to match writers with critique partners. There is a $15 charge to be added to the database.
    • 4-Writers.Com and Writers' Village University is a combination of free areas and an online writers' group with an annual membership fee.
    • Fantasy Writer's Outlet is an online critique area with an emphasis on fantasy. Check its web site for details.
    • Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal (FFP) Chapter of Romance Writers of America focus is helping those interested in more speculative themes for romance and helping those writers to get published.
    • The Hatrack Writers Groups is a collection of online writers groups based on the Orson Scott Card site.
    • The Internet Writers Guild is a free online service for those who have used the Internet to publish their works. Well worth a look see.
    • The Internet Writing Workshop appears to have a get-serious workshop approach that might appeal to those who need some motivation and structure. It has a range of mailing list to provide the means for review and critique.
    • Longhand-The Black Quill is an internet based round robin group.
    • Mystic Visions is an online community for writers of speculative romance. This could be a possible useful resource for any interested in SF and fantasy romance, psychic romance or cross-time romances.
    • The National Association of Women Writers describe themselves as being 'founded in Jan. 2001 to support, encourage, entertain, motivate, and inspire women writers. NAWW offers a FREE weekly inspirational/how-to e-magazine, an online Member Portfolio, a Member Publications page, a bimonthly printed WRITER'S GUIDE, Daily Inspiration, a Writer's Online Library, and much more.' Check their web site for further details.
    • NovelDoc is the web presence for a mailing list that concentrates on revising and critiquing completed novels of 60,000 words or more.
    • Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror is the successor to the Del Rey Digital Writing Workshop and now has a free one month trial and then an annual fee to belong to the workshop.They also have the Online Writing Workshop for Romance which is currently a free workshop while they build up a membership.
    • rememory.com is a very nice site indeed from the land down under. Here is a virtual spot where people from all over the world can share their memories and experiences with each other. This is both an example of electronic publishing and electronic community in a very nice package.
    • The Imaginaries is a global writer's copperative for science fiction, fantasy and horror and also a group that shares stories via the web and solicits critiques as well as many other roles.
    • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop is a by mail critique workshop and newsletter that costs $15.00 for the newsletter and $5.00 for membership in the workshop. It does appear to have possibilities and has been around since 1980.
    • The Science Fiction Writers Workshop is an AOL based writers workshop concentrating on science fiction. It includes critique areas, chat rooms and more. They have online chats on AOL the 2nd Monday of each month and on iPlanet open to the entire internet every fourth Monday. And all of this is free.
    • Screenwriters - Producers Welcome describes itself as 'A virtual meeting place where Spec screenplay writers and Producers do lunch!'  What this means is a simple, virtually graphic free message board where writers, producers and others can leave requests.
    • SFRT on the Web is an  online community for readers and writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and now it's on the web. Of particularly interest here is its Writers Workshop.
    • Short Story Writers Group is a noble effort to group writers from novice to expert in a mailing list critique group. They also have a bookworm group as well. Check its web page for details.  Note:  its active member list is full ( as of this posting),  The site explains how to get on the waiting list.
    • Spoiled Ink is an online community, news and magazine that describes itself as, "Spoiled Ink is a community of writers that provides each other with feedback for each other's short stories and poems."
    • The Wild Poetry Forum is precisely that, a broad range of forums in which you can share your works with other writers. Take a close look at the requirements for joining. The emphasis here is on producing. Check it out and see if this is a point in your development as a writer.
    • Wolfrunners is an online community for women writers and artists working in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. It describes its goal this way:  'to encourage members to form lasting ties, both professional and personal, [and] to aid in the conceptualization, composition, and marketing of their work. Works-in-progress may be offered for critique, new markets and submission tips shared, and ideas bounced off the only people who can truly understand the life and mind of the writer: other writers in that genre."
    • Women Who Write is an AOL based writers group with a website that has a wealth of links and a schedule of meeting times for AOL chats at the Jugglers chat room.
    • The Writer's BBS - Message Forums is a site with a host of discussion areas to leave messages and share ideas. It is a sole effort of Writer's BBS.
    • Zeugma is an online workshop and peer group for serious and skilled poets. Zeugma is free, but you must apply to join.