Your Word Place is a free resource for writers. We welcome new members, whether they be just starting out, hobby writers, bloggers or published darlings. All levels of ability have found safe harbour here.

Stories. Members looking for critique are encouraged to post stories/chapter excerpts in our dedicated forum. We have helpful people on-hand to give advice and encouragement. Don’t be shy!

Groups. Members are welcome to start their own groups – private or open – where like-minded individuals can gather around their own personal campfires to discuss/audition particular interests. Why not post a whole book in chapter instalments to tempt beta readers?

Forum topics. Many and various, where members can obtain/post useful information to help themselves and others.

Challenges. We have a popular monthly flash fiction challenge, which is open to all members, as well as annual short story competitions. Members who contribute stories often go on to publish their work in online magazines and anthologies. 

Blogs. All members can post blogs on subjects of their choosing – if it’s connected with the craft of writing, so much the better. From the lowdown on a writerly journey; bird watching for beginners; success in publication – the more the merrier!

Community. Your Word Place has an active community with all the latest posts shown on the Home page. No tedious threads to trawl through.

We have a chat function and personal messaging – all free.

Your Word Place is non-commercial: no ads, no fees, ever.

The main forum is private – only members can see content within its walls.

Why not give Your Word Place a try – it might just take you to the next level. You’ll certainly have fun!