In my post about How Joining a Critique Group Can Make You a Better Writer, I talked about how getting feedback on your writing and giving feedback to others is one of the best ways for you to learn how to become a better writer. Some of us don’t have the luxury of joining an in-person critique group or we’re just interested in sharing what we have with others in a simple and intuitive way. WritingFloor.com steps in to bridge this gap.
It’s not often that you run across a platform that’s so simple and so intuitive that you get it up and running within minutes. WritingFloor.com achieves this by cutting out all of the fiddly-bits and then gives you exactly what you need to share your writing with other writers and your friends.
One of the biggest issues with most writing platforms like WattPad is that there are a lot of distractions and many different levers to pull. Some of us are just looking for a simple place to get creative feedback. With WritingFloor, you’re not using a “facebook for writers” or a self-publishing platform. This is a writing community focused on the needs of writers who are developing their craft.
WritingFloor’s focus is poetry and short fiction. This is perfect for new writers because both writing forms are a great exercise in creativity. Anyone with any level of experience can start with this platform. This also means that the writing on the site won’t be intimidating and you’ll be able to read several pieces in one sitting.
When you first visit WritingFloor.com, the first thing you’ll notice is how easy it is to get started. There is very little barrier to entry. In fact, you can start writing right away without even registering first. When you are ready to share your work, you can choose to log in with a facebook account or use the traditional email registration.
After you finish posting your work, you have the option of asking specific review questions like: ‘What do you think about the characters?’ and ‘How does the arrangement help or detract from the central idea?’ These are all things that writers need to consider when writing and it encourages your reviewer to comment on the elements you’re most concerned about.
You can also easily share your work with your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter. WritingFloor made this very easy by providing quick links on the page of your poem or story.
If you’d like to see a few things I’ve written and posted on writing floor, check out my WritingFloor profile. I’ve posted a draft of a short story I’m releasing soon as well as a poem and some writing advice!
What About You?
Have any poetry or stories you’d like to share? Toss it on WritingFloor.com and drop a link to it in the comments! I’d love to read it!
And don’t forget to tell me what you think about WritingFloor!