The first post on WritingForums.org was on June 13th, 2006. I created WritingForums.org for two reasons - my interest in writing, and because I knew I could do much better than the other writing forums on the internet. I've always had the entrepreneurial mindset, and creating WritingForums.org was one of my first projects, taken on for and to challenge myself. We've come a long way since 2006, and I'm privileged to have been able to help build this amazing community.
I believe that today, in 2013, WritingForums.org is indeed better than the other options. We will continue to grow, evolve, and differentiate our writing community, always improving. I still have big plans for WF, and I believe it can evolve into something much larger and more incredible than we know.
Ultimately, our goal is to create a writing community unlike any other - one where writers of all types feel at completely at home as part of the community, feel open to sharing their writing, and where writers help each other improve their writing and achieve their writing goals. We hope to provide tools and assets to help creative writers ultimately get published and meet their goals.
Our Features & Resources
Amongst our trademark features are our Writing Workshops, where we allow members to post short stories, poetry, songs, scripts and screenplays, novels, non-fiction, fan fiction, and other writing for critique. Our unique writing workshop requires you participate and familiarize yourself with the community, and requires you to review at least two other pieces of writing within the Writing Workshop before you can post your own writing for review. This system has worked well - we believe it positively compels ourselves to give back to the community, and it ensures everyone gets fair reviews.
Our forums include General Writing, Publishing, Publisher Discussion, Query & Cover Letter Critique,Character Development,Plot Development, Setting Development, Word Mechanics, Research, and Reviewing.
We have The Lounge, where the community can kick back and discuss anything.
Furthermore, we offer a Role Playing Forum, which is fun and acts as a useful writing tool. We have Writing Prompts, and of course, Writing Contests.
Our Writing Contests is unique in that we offer Weekly Short Story Contests and Weekly Poetry Contests.
We have Photo Galleries and Writing Blogs.
Recently, we also added a Writing Resources section, which acts as a resource directory for topics such as Publishers, Literary Agents, Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Issues, Writing Software, and much more.