02 January 2014 @ 08:37 pm
Snowflake Challenge - Day 2.  
In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

Faerie:An Archive of Tolkien Fanfic which welcomes all sorts of stories, poetry and non-fiction writing, regardless of genre, rating or pairing.' And it has a tumblr-esque shoutbox where you can chat to other members 200 characters at a time, which makes it really friendly.

Twisting the Hellmouth is a fan fiction archive of over 15,000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel crossover stories. TtH hosts all genres of cross over fanfic as well as non-crossover stories from both BtVS and other fandoms by writers who archive their cross-over fan fiction there. There are crossovers of all sorts and also non-crossovers as once you post a certain amount of Buffyverse crossovers you can post other stuff. So lots of my stories are there.

tolkien_weekly is a challenge community for writers who enjoy Tolkien and who like to write about his creations. Drabbles on all of Tolkien's writings are welcome here, so long as they fit the week's challenge. Feedback and constructive criticism are actively encouraged. Proper drabbles - where 100 words means exactly that. I have found the discipline of writing drabbles to be very good for me - even helps me write stuff at work! This is a really friendly place, too, and it could do with a few more active members.
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cairistiona7: snowycairistiona7 on January 2nd, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
I very much enjoy Tolkien Weekly... one of these days I'll pluck up my courage and post a drabble.
curiouswombat: suitable job for a ladycuriouswombat on January 2nd, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Go for it - I think the only advice on writing/posting drabbles came from a talk my husband gave quite a long time ago - which is to always remember that the last line should be strong.
bojojotibojojoti on January 4th, 2014 10:23 am (UTC)
I find my next reads there from the books my friends rate highly. It's always interesting to see how others view a book.

There must be a preponderance of creative people on the Internet, as I've had the pleasure of getting to know quite a few writers and photographers. Flickr allows me to view the art my friends create. It's beautiful and inspiring.

I've found Pinterest invaluable for keeping track of images, recipes, or websites that I want to reference later. I don't check in with it on a regular basis, but I enjoy knowing that I can find a great deal of information there fairly easily.

Since Pinterest was sort of a half answer, I'll throw in this bonus. Quora is fascinating for getting insights from people in the know.

Stupid HTML.

Edited at 2014-01-04 10:29 am (UTC)
curiouswombat: Shiny!curiouswombat on January 4th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
I like Goodreads - and have an active flickr account, although I don't use it quite so much now that it is easy to just upload straight to LJ - I must look for you on flickr and 'friend' you there.

I would really like to join Pinterest - but am not welcome because I don't have a Facebook account.

I must check out Quora - it is totally new to me.
bojojotibojojoti on January 8th, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
I wonder if the Facebook prerequisite is a UK thing, because Pinterest allows several ways of signing up here: Facebook, Twitter, Google, and good old email address. I never sign up to anything with my Facebook or Twitter accounts. I only use my Google account with Google-associated things. There have been some sites that insist on Facebook sign ups. I don't use them. Also, some contests require Facebook. They can go leap in a lake, because they don't need all my information. It's getting harder and harder to maintain anonymity on the 'net.

Quora can be fascinating. I'm amazed at the honest answers given to difficult questions. Just click areas of interest to you, and you'll be given a digest on those topics.
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