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Welcome to Write Away
Write Away is a virtual writers' workshop where writers of all skill levels are welcome to join and participate. We welcome original works from poets, non-fiction writers, and fiction writers of all genres.

Please remember to read the rules and comment on your fellow writers. If you have issues with something or someone, you can contact moderators privately here; since comments on that post will remain screened, please have an alternative way of contacting you back available if you want a response.

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29th-Oct-2012 08:47 am - Trapped in the Middle
bohra
Previously: Cloy was on his way home from work one night when he witnessed an extraordinary girl get run over by a van. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, he picked her mangled body up and carried her home. Unable to understand his strange actions himself, what will he do with the fatally wounded girl? Previous chapters HERE.

CHAPTER 2 MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?Collapse )
16th-Oct-2012 07:49 am - Trapped in the Middle
bohra
Genre: Romance, drama, humor, supernatural...

Summary: Depressed and disillusioned with the world, Cloy prefers his solitude. One day on his way home from work he rescues a strange girl who turns out to be a goddess. She rewards him with the gift of healing, but a special ability like that doesn't go unnoticed. It won't take long until a professor bent on proving her paranormal theories and other less benevolent gods get interested in the new favorite. It seems that they all have an agenda of their own... and what's that about the Titans?


1 THE GIRL AND THE VANCollapse )

Liked it? Let me know what you thought or follow me!
6th-Sep-2012 11:56 am - Intro...
Name: I'm known on LJ as Elsie

Age: 21

Writing Experience: I’ve been writing since I was very little. Writing little stories was my favourite thing to do when I was a kid and as I grew up I started writing longer stories and poetry. I used to write about how I was feeling because I seemed to be able to get it out better in a poem. I haven't written anything for quite a few years. I just stopped because I didn't feel like it anymore.  

Preferred Genres: Short stories and poetry. Mainly poetry.

Eduacation: I had a normal high school education. I then went to college to study childcare. A lot of people say I'm very literate and are surprised that I haven't studied literature or English language past high school GCSE's.

Country: England, United Kingdom 

What do you hope to get from this community?:I'm hoping that being in this community will encourage me to start writing again. I'd like to make new friends with similar interests. And I'd like constructive comments on my work.

Looking forward to getting to know people and reading their work :)


28th-Aug-2012 10:20 am - A World of Scribbles
Peregrine
Hello everyone,

A few years ago, I created a community on LiveJournal called A World of Scribbles. My desire was to design a place where people could share their writing, participate in friendly competitions to develop their writing skills, and perhaps most importantly, receive feedback towards that end. The community's been through a few iterations, but I've recently started it up again.

With that brief introduction, I invite you to stop by and take a look at worldofscribble. There's a biweekly competition based around a writing challenge, a discussion thread for people wanting to brainstorm on the assigned topic, followed by a vote to determine whose entry was the best. In short, if you enjoy competitive writing, as well as discussing how to write well, this is the place for you.
1st-Mar-2012 08:20 pm - Writerverse - phase two!
purple L


I'm in for phase two of writerverse . It's a prompt writing 'Land' type community, with teams and points and lots of writing activities. You can write with original or fanfiction, and you only have to participate in one challenge every two weeks to stay active- but I'm sure you'll want to participate in many more because it's fun.

Phase two just started today so it's a good time to jump in!
Hay you guys shark
Calling all writers and LJers. It's free rice week! Let's fight hunger together.

6 Degrees of Freerice

http://freerice.com/content-group/freerice6-charloft

Join our Charloft Free Rice group! You can improve your vocabulary (in English and other languages), math, geography, literature, and other subjects while donating free rice to the hungry. It's fun and for a good cause.

Please pass the URL on and see if you can get your friends and family to join our group too. Let's all fight hunger together.

Brought to you by the folks at charloft writing community.
30th-Oct-2011 05:42 pm - NanoWrimo support
charloft mod
Join us over at charloft for nanowrimo support, and a daily writing prompt year round! Charloft has been providing resources to writers for over three years now, including a daily character development prompt. We'd love to have you join us, not only for Nano, but for a whole year of writing fun.

Follow the Nano tag to see nano specific posts, or the prompts tag to see our prompt posts. We just posted a signup and a huge list of writing resources.

Hope to see you there!
13th-Sep-2011 02:08 pm - Introductions
Pretty Kitty Pic
Name: Lightindark7 (also known as Kate in the ‘real’ world.)  

Age: 25 

Writing Experience: I’ve been writing since I was in college, I ran my own writing website for eight years before shutting down as I couldn’t give it the time and attention it needed. Now I currently post ‘shorts’ in a variety of places. I’m unpublished at the moment but am hoping very much to change that and am working on one anthology and 4 novels (1 is being edited, 1 is being drafted and 2 are still in the planning stage).  

Preferred Genres: Fantasy and short stories. 

Education: I went to university in Aberystwyth, Wales and earned my Degree in Law. After obtaining my Degree I went on to study the Legal Practice Course (a professional course for those who want to enter the legal profession). I now work as a paralegal and am saving up to get my masters in Legal Practice.  

Country: England, United Kingdom 

What do you hope to get from this community: I’m hoping to get some constructive feedback on some of my pieces, make some friends who have similar interests and goals and read some interesting snippets from others.
12th-Sep-2011 10:57 am - Timeline Tracking
Yay!
Name: I think of myself as "LG" when I'm posting online.
Age: 26
Writing Experience: I've written around 400 short stories over the last 8 years.
Preferred Genres: Fantasy
Education: Librarian
Country: USA
What do you hope to get from this community? Production tips
Where did you hear of us? Googling


Hello! I've been writing in a shared universe with my friend for 9 years and we now are managing 200+ characters. She created a bar graph chart to help us keep track of our character's lifespans (characters on the Y-axis, time on the X-axis). However it is in Photoshop and is extremely difficult to update. It's such a chore that she has stopped updating it all together which is hampering story writing since I now have to eyeball the existing chart to try and gauge who would all be alive at the same period in time.

I have tried Aeon Timeline but it's Mac only, so I can only use it on my lunch breaks at work. Do you have other digital solutions for how to keep track of characters' lifespans?
7th-Apr-2011 07:34 pm - Last poet standing!
omg (Dude)
I'm joining a poetry community that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Every week there will be a prompt to write a different type of poem. The winner even gets a prize!

They need some more folks to join before they can get started though. Please consider joining.

Do You Like To Write?


Like to write? Love writing poetry? Great! There is a new challenge, called lastpoetstandng, where you write a a poem every week based on a different style of poetry prompt! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?
CG, Crossed Genres
Just a couple calls for submissions and an announcement to share.

#1 – Crossed Genres magazine is currently accepting submissions for the sci-fi and fantasy TRAGEDY issue.

#2 – The 'Science in My Fiction' blog is also seeking short story submissions. All stories must be inspired by actual science (with submissions, please include links to relevant articles).

#3 – Crossed Genres just released 'A Festival of Skeletons' by Rachel Astruc. It's a darkly fantastic comedy that still makes me chuckle, even though I've read it several times now. Sure, I'm the editor, but if you like sass and suspense, I think you'll enjoy reading 'A Festival of Skeletons'.
26th-Nov-2010 07:51 pm - Picture + Word Prompt
hayloft
Let's try to get some prompts going here again.

Use this picture, and this word, and write any kind of piece that incorporates them; short story, poem, skit, whatever the spirit moves you to do.

STEREOSCOPE

26th-Nov-2010 12:13 pm - help
Brigid
I am just utterly confused. I don't see the daily prompts here. Also, I try to access the past prompts and the link is broken.
get smart: maxwell smart & 99
http://flashfiction.ubudwritersfestival.com/2010/09/black-box-from-hell/

deadline is September 24.

if it gets into the Top 12, it'll get published in Ubud Writers & Readers Festival's zine during the fest! so please, please pretty please with sugar and an extra cherry on top vote for it by clicking the "thumbs up" button? pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassssseeeeeee? :)

thank you so much! ;)

x-posted: write_away + writersclub
12th-Jun-2010 07:38 pm(no subject)
Name: Renka
Age: 17
Writing Experience: Personal journal writer my whole life; nothing published so far.
Preferred Genres: Free-verse poetry, non-fiction, essays, short stories
Education: Currently a sophomore in college, and planning to minor in English/Literature.
Country: Philippines
What do you hope to get from this community? Constructive criticism and writing prompts/ideas.
Where did you hear of us? Just stumbled across the site while browsing LJ's many communities.
22nd-May-2010 02:38 pm(no subject)
butterbird
Name (A first name, or pen name will do): Mausi
Age: 19
Writing Experience: published poetry three times (in anthologies), had been writing for ten years
Preferred Genres: (Poetry? Fantasy short stories? Non-Fiction?) Poetry, short stories, essays (I have a short attention span :P
Education: High school
Country: United States
What do you hope to get from this community? Constructive criticism, ideas for stories, a push out of this writing rut...
Where did you hear of us? I don't recall... at some point years ago.
4th-May-2010 10:23 pm - The Science in My Fiction Contest!
CG, Crossed Genres
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether science fiction is obsolete, no longer the genre of ideas, and so on. Some people have claimed that there is no need to educate yourself in science in order to write science fiction.

We respectfully think that’s hooey, so we came up with the Science in My Fiction contest!

Here’s how it works…Collapse )
4th-May-2010 03:46 am - Magistellus
BLACK: spider
Magistellus

drawn up en pointe in his
brilliant black peltry
a penumbra for the ruff that curls
around his shining face
the sparkling water against the darkness
delights his eyes
a pair of green jewels
phosphorous and vespertine


Details.Collapse )

In other news, I miss the prompts. Was there an egress of moderators?
7th-Apr-2010 04:21 pm - Supper
looking up
egg moon rises
tinted red round tomato juice,
salted with stars,
garnished with a green sprig of crickets
chirping, bantering with the radio
another evening in Kyoto, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro,
crumpled denim sky, voices mingling over airwaves.



Also, dear moderators... I have a new journal, girl_needs_tea. Can it please be admitted?
CG, Crossed Genres
Crossed Genres Magazine is now calling for Eastern Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Last year at this time we did our Western issue; now, we’re looking for short SFF stories set in Eastern cultures. Anyone can submit, but the stories (and preferably the characters) will be set in the East. (Check the Wikipedia article on "Eastern World".)

Submissions for Issue 18 will be accepted until 11:59 pm US EST on March 31.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
CG, Crossed Genres
What do you know about pressure?!

Get your aviator goggles on and shine the brass on your backyard sprocket rocket, because Crossed Genres Magazine wants STEAMPUNK Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
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