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Brand New Site and URL
Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 by We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new website with a special area for those of you doing the #writersdash and the #500WS. We've combined all of our old sites into one streamlined thing of beauty. Here's the new address http://www.virtualwriters.org. Don't forget to save the link. Happy reading and writing! Please note:  The old site will remain for a pe...
Virtual NaNoWriMo Events for 2014
Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 by November is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing – that crazy literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where the sane lose their minds and attempt to pen a novel in 30 days. As always, we at Virtual Writers like to crack the whip…ahem encourage writers, by offering a veritable calendar of delights – word scrimma...
Wanted: NaNoWriMo Success Stories
Published on Friday, October 3, 2014 by November 1st marks the kickoff of that crazy literary marathon, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which participants are challenged to pen a 50,000-word book in 30 days. In honour of the brave souls who’ll be frantically scribbling away, and to cheer them on, we’ll be gathering up some NaNoWriMo success stories. This special series casts a spotlight on ...
NaNoWriMo Workshop: Who Will Tell Your Story? With Sharon Clare
Published on Friday, October 25, 2013 by PLEASE NOTE: WORKSHOP SERIES POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR We want to write memorable characters, charismatic characters, inspirational characters, characters who evoke emotion in the reader. Unforgettable protagonists are larger than life with secrets, values and fears. They should struggle, adapt, backpedal, change and grow. Characters need clear goals, motivat...
NaNoWriMo: Workshops, Write-ins & Word Wars
Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by [caption id="attachment_7665" align="aligncenter" width="562" caption="Cartoon used with the permission of Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com"][/caption] November is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing – that crazy literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where the sane lose their minds and attempt to pen a novel i...
Brand New Event on Twitter: Wordscrim Wednesday
Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by What is a #wordscrim? A #wordscrim (word scrimmage) is an event in which participants write or type as fast as they can for a set time, with the aim of  increasing the word count on their current novel or work in progress. The participant who has written the most at the end of the scrimmage is declared the winner. The event is held regularly on Twitter unde...
Writers’ Dash: Editors’ Choice
Published on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Want to get a little more exposure for your dash pieces? We feel you deserve the recognition. Each month we select the best Writers’ Dash submissions made through our blog comment system (whether Daily Dash, Piclit Dash (aka Picture Prompt)/#piclish on Twitter; or Siclit Dash (aka Fiction Prod)/#siclish on Twitter). It's not necessary to ...
March Poetry Fest 2013
Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 by Milk Wood's 4th Annual MARCH POETRY FEST We have much pleasure in announcing that this year's poetry fest will take place at Milk Wood Writers' Colony and Showcase from Friday 29th March - Sunday 31st March, 2013. The poetry fest will embody the edginess and energy that is springing up across the Second Life® poetry scene. It provides a 3-day opportunity for so...
Winter Dash Contest Winner: Martina Meinster
Published on Monday, March 4, 2013 by We have much pleasure in announcing that Martina Meinster is the winner of our Winter Dash Contest. Martina Meinster's piece is rich both in imagery and vocabulary and is a fine example of seasonal poetry. Martina will receive a choice of either L$5,000 (Second Life® currency) or a $20 Amazon gift voucher. There will also be an opportunity for her to perform her po...
Winter Dash Writing Contest
Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Deadline extended to midnight (PST) on the 6th January, 2013! Inspiration for this year’s contest is wintertide. If you need a little visual help drop by our beautiful icebound writing colony in Second Life® http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/78/45/22 Winter Dash Contest is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in...
Mslexia 2013 Diary – Hot off the press!
Published on Saturday, November 3, 2012 by And just in time for Christmas! The unique Mslexia Writer’s Diary is designed to be a constant creative companion throughout the coming year. With inspirational messages and reading recommendations from top authors, a comprehensive directory of literary resources and plenty of room for notes, plus ideas and exercises specially devised to help writers break th...
Get the Most from the NaNoWriMo Experience
Published on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by We have some wonderful events planned for this year's National Novel Writing Month. We'll be partnering with the venerable Bookstacks to add twice the fun to this crazy literary marathon. We have a delectable calendar of delights to tempt you - daily word scrimmages, write-ins, as well as inspirational workshops and talks from successful authors. Our first write-...
NaNoWriMo 2012: Pre-NaNo Prep
Published on Monday, October 22, 2012 by NaNoWriMo Press Release 2012 Our NaNoWriMo Event Schedule Cartoon used with the permission of Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com November is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing - that crazy literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where the sane lose their minds and attempt to pen a novel in 30 days. Yes, you ...
2013 Bristol Short Story Prize
Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age. Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). The entry fee is £8 per story. The closing date for entries is April 30th 20...
Second Life®’s Virtual Writers, Inc. Featured in Lit Up, Singapore 2012
Published on Friday, October 5, 2012 by Alongside a conscious effort to give more emphasis to local Singapore writing, performance and the visual arts, the four year old emerging arts festival, Lit Up Singapore broke new ground by going online with a group called Virtual Writers, Inc. Led by the group’s founder and moderator Andrea Pring (aka Harriet Gausman in her online avatar form), Lit Up set them the...
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