There are a growing number of websites, which are arenas to showcase writing. Many of these websites include FREE membership. They involve uploading samples of your writing for critique or comment.
I have never used or tried any of these sites and personally feel quite dubious about putting my fiction on the web. This may seem a contradiction to some of you, since I've put many of my articles on this blog.
Today I have decided to list some of these showcase forums. I've put them in alphabetical order, which actually says a lot about me.
www.abctales.com Explore and develop your creative writing skills, get support from our editors, publish your short stories and poems online, get feedback and writing tips and meet fellow writers, all for FREE
www.critiquecircle.com FREE online critique groups
www.the-crooked-sages.com FREE writers' forum that allows budding authors to let others read and criticise their work
www.morewriting.co.uk FREE to join and set up on-line portfolio of creative writing. Contains discussion forums and a chat room
http://www.noveladvice.com/ Upload files to your own portfolio that can be viewed by members and others if desired
www.piecetogether.org Submit your writing FREE to a compilation of free-expression from passionate people for art, writing and photography
www.short-fiction.co.uk Showcases short stories FREE
www.strictlyliterary.com Critique service and showcase
www.tagyoureit.org Read finished or on-going stories and maybe have a go at contributing yourself
www.triplehitter.net Showcase your writing FREE
www.writebuzz.com Be published and be read. Writebuzz® has been developed to enable members to publish their writing, and to provide an exclusive resource for readers
www.writerspromote.com Forum for writers to promote, market and sell their work.
www.youwriteon.com Critique site, the more you critique, the more you get your work critiqued, and the better your work gets the higher your rankings get - with the ultimate prize being a critique from publishing professionals.
If you have ever used them or have opinions of your own about them, please do not hesitate to comment using the comment feature below. I have been feeling a bit disheartened that people rarely comment on my posts. I suppose I too am yearning for some form of feedback.