Here is a list of 5 free websites to write and share stories. These websites provide you with a platform to bring out the creative side of your personality and share your writings with an online community of writers. You just have to sign up for a free account and start writing about whatever you want; others can read your work and also comment on them. There are groups created as well by other writers, and you can join these groups to interact with them about various things.
The websites reviewed in this article are Figment, Movellas, Storybird, WritersCafe, and Booksie.
The first website, to write and share stories is Figment. It is a very colorful website with a lot of interesting functions to look at. You are first required to sign up for a free account so that you can start writing and sharing your work. Once inside, you can straightaway start writing your stories and make them available for your followers. Those who like your work will Heart (similar to Facebook Like) it and you will receive a notification for it. There are no character limits and you can add multiple chapters in a single piece.
In order to encourage the writers, the website, from time to time, keeps naming a Featured Fig whose name is posted on the home page of the website along with their writings. There are also different kinds of contests going on with attractive and lucrative prizes. You can also join various groups, or create your own group, where multiple writers get together and talk about different things. So, there’s a lot to look out for on this website. Check it out from the link above.
Another website, to write and share stories is Movellas. The interface of the website is really something that makes it look really attractive and brings out a desire to be a part of it. Once you have signed up, either by email, Facebook or Twitter, you will be asked to go through a couple of steps; you are required to choose a few topics, and writers you can follow. This is done to personalize your account by getting a fair idea of the stuff you like to read. You can follow the writers of your choice, read their stories & mumbles. You can also browse stories by categories like popular, recent, favorites, etc.
The option to write a story is available right below your profile picture. While creating a story you have to fill columns like Title, genre, language, cover image, and more. There is no character limit so you can write as long a story as you want. Once written, you can share it by publishing it on the website, and your followers can read, like, comment on it.
The third website, to write and share stories is Storybird. One thing, which is common with most of the websites mentioned here is their amazing interface, and this website also qualifies into that group. Your screen lights up when you first visit the website, after which you can start-up with the signup procedure. It does not take too long as there are only a couple of steps to perform. You can either sign up as a regular user or as a teacher. There are other options as well to choose from.
The website is primarily meant for writing and reading books. There are two tabs that you will see on your screen: Read and Write. You can read books written by other writers, and also follow the ones you like. There is also a bookshelf available for you wherein, you can add your favorite books. Within books, there are three categories: Poem, Stories, and Blog. So, you can choose to read or write whatever you want and publish your work on the website for other users.
I find the name of this website most exotic of all the names included in this article. Writerscafe is a really good platform for budding writers to write and share their work with fellow users who can review it for them. As the name suggests, it is a platform where fellow writers read each other’s work, comment on them, and share their own thoughts about the story. The story, you write is published in the library of the website and everyone can read it from there. You can also make friends, your followers, and follow others, whose work you like.
This website has something special in it especially for all the novice writers. There are various groups created by authors that you can join. You can also search for expert writers and take their advice. Moreover, the website also has free online writing courses that you can subscribe to, in order to learn the art of writing.
Booksie is another fine platform to write and share stories with an entire online community of readers. The website opens up a whole new world of readers waiting to read good content, and you can provide them with that content by sharing your work. It can be a poem, an essay, a short story, article, or anything. You just have to write through your free account and publish it for others to read. In order to reach out to maximum number of people, you can promote your stories by sending their links to your friends through email.
You can also read stuff published by others and create a reading list of all those stories you want to read. There is a fan page wherein you can mention names of authors you like to read and keep an eye on the work they publish. In case, you find something offensive you can also block such users and keep them aside. Try it out from the link given above.
Being a blogger myself, I understand the joy that writing brings to a person and how it transforms our mental faculties. In our day-to-day lives we experience various things that have a profound impact on us, affecting our mood, our way of thinking, or determining our course of action. Writing is one expression that can capture all our moods, thoughts, or actions. These above-mentioned websites provide you a much-needed platform that you can use to share thoughts.Try them out to write and share stories and let us know how did you like them.
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