It’s well worth browsing the WriteWords website to get an idea of what’s on offer. Signing up costs £35 a year and gives you access to its full range of benefits.
The site’s services include forums, online writing groups, the chance to showcase your work and useful directories featuring agents and publishers. The directory entries are supplemented by members’ comments, so you can see what experiences other users have had, and benefit from their advice and insight.
WriteWords also offers news and interviews with writers and industry figures, as well as online courses (for an additional charge).
The site hosts a range of online writing groups for members, including one focused on providing feedback for those writing synopses, ready to pitch their work. Other groups cover a wide range of creative writing topics including fiction (children’s, flash, literary, short, speculative, women’s); poetry and creative non-fiction.
The input from members gives a lot of useful information in itself, and this is supplemented by advice from ‘site experts’, successful writers, playwrights, poets, agents and editors, who give access to their inside knowledge. These include author Emma Darwin.
I’ve been a member for almost a year now, and have certainly found it well worth the subscription, even though I’ve only scraped the surface of what the site has to offer.