I’m a big MySpace lover. And I am fascinated by writers and their writings and how online writing nowadays is mixed with offline writing. So here is my Top Ten List of Writer MySpaces, in no particular order:
The Writers Mafia Organizationprovides opportunities for young writers to become published authors. The Organization provides information, support and community, is hosting writing and participating in publishing projects,… The slogan is: “Create. Influence. Change.” They believe that “immortal words can help change the world”… and they live by their motto. One of their projects is Blurbings.com: reach a multitude of readers by promoting your name and book on other authors’ books, websites and profiles. Recently, Blurbings.com caused quite a stir in the world of publishing, when the NY Times and Guardian blogs joined the debate.
The Dark Poets Lair is a webbased literary society, moderated by three qualified individuals, and gathering, assisting and promoting to the best of their combined ability the quality poets and writers who are working on MySpace. They have a Poet of the Month, Creative Challenges, an Image & Word Merge,…
Black Widow.This is one of my two favorite poetesses I’ve found on MySpace, spinning her web of tales. She has a deadly bite and a fatal write and she says she’ll kill you with her words, but she’s okay. She’s sort of a New Age Type of Black Widow, a Spider Woman who has the Spirit : “It flows in and out of everything.” – And so is her poetry, flowing in and out of everything. This Black Widow is a Creator and a Mother “She created her own children, twin daughters and twin sons, who brought forth the sun, moon and stars. She created all vegetation, birds, animals and red, black, yellow and white people.”
The Portal Of Lust is an Erotic Playground MySpace where a fantasy can become a reality. Erotic poetry, humour, games, short stories… you think about it, they’ve got it! The original Portal was deleted in November 2007 by the “Mywaste Patrol”, but hey… “You just can’t keep a good Freak down!” – An Adult site, but you will find here no XXX hardcore porn, pics, graphics or video clips.
Viola Bowwrites frantically and on an almost daily basis. To date, she has had – outside MySpace – three poems published. She was nominated on the about.com poetry site in the interboard poetry competition, was runner-up in the MySpace Poet of the Year competition. She also is undertaking a poetry writing course through The Writing School in Australia. Viola writes with a passion that kills, breathless, with superb flowing rhymes and rhythms, stunning imagery, influenced by Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, TS Elliot, E.A. Poe, Rimbaud,…
The Writer’s Services is a business specialized in proofreading and corrections for fiction and nonfiction, magazines, blogs,… Special knowledges of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensic Psychology, Cryptozoology, the Paranormal and the horror genre.
Steven Payette.The Trevor Samuels Mysteries are unique in that reader participation is encouraged. There is a question asked at the end of each novel, and it’s up to the reader to decide whether or not a character will make it into subsequent novels in the series of the veteran detective. I discovered the work of Steven Payette through his MySpace blog, that is a real Writer Resources Goldmine, with recent entries like: Warning Signs of Fraud, Defrauded by a Publisher?, How To Sell Your Novel More Than Once or The Importance of a Pre-Publication Marketing Plan.
Writers Together This is a MySpace by author C.L. Freire, and for authors across the globe. Because it is vital to be heard, the goal is to help as many authors in as many ways. So the site features authors and their work and the links to where theirs books can be purchased. It provides hundreds of links on writing in general or genre-specific, short fiction, interviews,… Or how you can do some self promoting by promoting others!
The mission of Wordplay Workshop is to gather a vast and diverse community of aspiring writers and artists in an interactive MySpace, where writers can offer honest and friendly criticism, where workshops can be hosted, improvisational poetry games, fun challenges and competitions,… A comfortable writing community designed for a new generation, that no longer idolizes a leader. So here come the battle MCs, rappers, lyricists, poetry podcasts and the spoken wordplay’s!
Meet the Authors of MySpace! A profile created to show the talents of authors on MySpace, to promote new releases, to network with other writers. A new book can be spotlighted for one week with a trailer on the New Books blog, where also interviews, events, calenders are being posted.