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What Is Your Favorite Non-YWS Literary Site?
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Storytime with Pat Buchanan
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:43 am
Griffinkeeper says...

My start was on TYWC, even though it has long since died, it still holds a special place in my heart.
Now with 100% more lurk!

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:15 pm
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Layleun says...

Story time with Pat of course!

No, seriously, YWS is my only writing site love. For now. I'm gonna try NaNo out next year :D

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:25 pm
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Emerson says...

On Fiction Factor:

It is a bit confusing. The best way to navigate is the drop down menu. I tend to use the writing tips there more than anything.
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:48 pm
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Prosithion says...

The Writer's Cafe!

There ya go, Dreamy. One for you!
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:38 pm
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MidnightVampire says...

I like that was my other.
I realized that I said I'd be gone for only two weeks...but I was gone for much longer.I hope to stay on this time. :)

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:37 pm
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Wiggy says...

YWS ftw!!!

And of course Pat Buchanan. *seats eagerly* I wanna read The Three Little Pigs today!
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:53 pm
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~Volant~ says...'s okay, but I haven't been on for a while since you had to pay for some things--chatroom, groups, ect.--but it's pretty good. Not very many reveiws, but you just have to be bold and make offers around the site for some crits. Yws beats it by far, though.

But Pat Buchanan beats all!!!! GO PAT!
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Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:53 am
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Areida says...


It has pretty graphs. :D
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:05 pm
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MadHatter says...

Story Time with Pat Buchanan
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Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:16 am
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Chaotic Romance says... is where I got started... I still post regularly too...

Personally, I think fictionpress is a good writing site to get started on, even if the feedback is not always that great... it amazes me how many reviews I get that do nothing to help me grow as an writer...

I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned it yet...
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Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:01 am
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Nate says...

I like fiction press a lot, and sometimes I'll spend some time just browsing it.

On TYWC ->> It's too bad that site is pretty much gone. David keeps on saying he plans on bringing it back one day, but I hope at least that he doesn't delete the site. Seeing as YWS is the successor to TYWC, maybe we should do another TYWC classics...

On Young Writers Guild ->> I didn't know that place was still around! I knew that Angie had started a successor to the original after Hakue disappeared, but I didn't think much became of it.

On The Writer's Cafe ->> That site really interests me. There's a lot of functions there that I would love to do on YWS but I just don't have the technical know how to pull it off. But, there's also some things that I like about YWS (stories on the front page, Bartemius quotes, chat room, the e-zine, the resources section, the forum, etc.).

By the way, if you know of a great writing site, check to see if it's in the Online Resources section. If it isn't already, then please add it!
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:22 pm
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rainiswet says...

I really like Lightning Bug- Its an australian writing site with great resources

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Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:40 pm
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AWritersFantasy says...

Of those choices, I chose, because people are pretty helpful there, and next to YWS it's a place I pretty much visit daily (especially now that they'll be able to keep the NaNo board/site up all year! Maybe it'll stay active all year now). I've been to some of the other sites in the poll, and have definitely been to the sites mentioned in this thread.

I was there in the early days of Fictionpress, back when the original stories/poetry were just a section on I haven't posted anything there in years because I haven't had anything that I haven't wanted to someday publish, and since Fictionpress is a site that anyone can get access to, I haven't put anything up in recent years.

I've had accounts at and the fact that you have to pay some ridiculous fee throws me off from wanting to stay there. Not to mention that it doesn't seem to be very...organized in terms of site desine. It's kind of cluttered.

Now, if I wanted to toot my own horn, even though it still hasn't been all that active, I would add my Inspired Writers board to that list, although it's not "official" in the sense of having a .com or .org url.

Another site I would recommend to fantasy writers would be I haven't been too active there, and I haven't posted much, but the people are friendly, helpful, AND you can't see the writing without being logged in. I've been to The Writer's Cafe, too, but didn't stick around long. There've been a lot of sites I didn't stick around on...and one that I wish I had (although I don't currently remember the name of that particular site, sadly) when it was first around, because it eventually died and then it got brought back...and then the moderator took the site down again because they ran out of time or something, not long after the site was brought back. :|

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Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:41 pm
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Wolf says...

I tried lots of other Writing sites before settling in with YWS.
And honestly, YWS beats them all. Here people are friendlier, more helpful, and just generally, I dunno, better? :P
I like how YWS is kinda a very close-knit community. I've gotten to know lots of the users who are online regularly, whereas on other sites no one cared about anyone else.

I also like it here because the Admin and Moderators (especially you Nate!) actually interact with everyone else. I've been to sites where the Admin are just faceless shadows who everyone hates blah blah blah, you know. I really appreciate that the Mods and Admin actually answer my questions that I PM them and are friendly. It just really makes a difference.
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:35 am
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AWritersFantasy says...

Here's a good question.

Does anyone remember the web site I think it was something like that. Basically, it was a site for finding writer buddies/mentors, but also much more than that. I really wish I had taken more advantage of it than I had when it was around. The people running it took it down, and it's such a shame. I would love to see that kind of site brought back again. If I had the resources, money, and web site knowledge I would be very, very tempted to bring it back myself. x.x

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