Welcome to Writing to Publish
We are a worldwide critique group dedicated to helping fiction writers develop their talents and get published. This site showcases the work of our members, and serves to assist all writers in improving their skills.
We meet 'live' each week on AOL, and more recently, in our IRC chat room. Our critique sessions are held every Monday at 7 PM Pacific time. (10 Eastern, about lunchtime Tuesday in Australia, and unfortunately, the middle of the night in Europe.) We also present guest speakers, plus occasional educational sessions and contests.
IRC chat roomHere's an alternate link into the same chat room, which (for mysterious reasons) some computers find more palatable:
Mibbit chat room
Below is a direct link to reach our traditional chat sessions. This will launch your AOL application (if you have the correct version of their software installed), then open our specific chat room.
Writers Den room - AOL users
Here is our weekly schedule, plus more detailed access information. IRC and Mibbit are usually quite smooth to work with, however we've detailed some hints for newcomers.
W2P Schedule and Access
If you've encountered our writer's group for the first time, or were referred here by our chat room greeter, here's some information about Writing to Publish.
Our most popular offering is the Literary Fiction Genres project. This is a comprehensive listing of fiction subgenres, definitions and example titles, plus indicative keywords. It's getting page views from all over the world. (We're still adding material.)
Literary Fiction Genres
Our W2P members have created many great web sites.
These include presentations of our books and short stories, with video trailers and such, plus links to our various publishers.
Members and Our Books
Here are some transcripts from our guest speaker sessions.
Writing can be fun! It's also a good idea to get a handle on the English language.
Mastering English & Computers
Over the years we've discovered many informative, inspiring, and
humorous essays. This section includes a comprehensive list of Hollywood cliches, and related links.
We also have information on computer viruses and online hoaxes.
This section includes links to some fellow writer's groups.
Writing and publishing are getting more complicated every year. Here are some useful links.
Much of this content is mirrored on our former Tripod site.
We're always adding more stuff, so do check back with us from time to time.
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