Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Writing on the Web-It's Not All About Blogs!

The November/December issue of Writer's Digest featured a very interesting section called The Writer's Guide to the Web. Articles in this section included "The 75 Best Online Markets", "How to Lose Blog Traffic & Alienate Readers", "The Price of Privacy", "Elements of a Successful Fiction Platform", & "Be an Online Critique Geek".

"How to Lose Blog Traffic..." was addressed specifically to bloggers, but the other articles were geared towards writers seeking online publication in web-based magazines & literary journals. The 50 best online markets included: The Adirondack Review; Allegory; Word Riot; & Every Day Poetry. Best consumer magazine markets featured big named such as Slate & Salon.com. Tips for submitting to these markets were included in the article.

The "Online Critique Geek" article was interesting as it suggested virtual critique groups for aspiring writers. So you can connect with other writers from your computer now! The article recommends that newbies take an online workshop, followed by getting involved with an online writing community such as Absolute Write. Other communities such as Critique Circle feature critique forums for those "ready to start getting feedback".

In a nutshell, this is a useful feature for anybody writing on the web today. The Writer's Digest is currently available for perusal (& checkout of older issues) at the Cherry Hills, Juan Tabo, & Main Libraries.

1 comment:

David said...

We have online access to Writer's Digest too. (You'll need your library card to login.)
The Nov/Dec issue isn't up yet, but should be coming soon!