On September 1, 2007, I launched Writing Forward. On that day, five years ago, I never could have imagined that it would become what it is today.
Back then, Writing Forward explored all forms of writing, not just creative writing. Posts about business writing and copywriting were mixed in with posts about fiction and poetry. I was excited if the site got ten visitors in a day. Now, it gets tens of thousands of visitors every month, and it’s been recognized twice by Writer’s Digest as one of the best websites for writers.
Writing Forward has been an incredible experience for me. Through it, I’ve found my voice, connected with tons of wonderful writers, and learned more about writing than I thought possible — and there’s more yet to learn!
However, the fifth anniversary of Writing Forward never would have happened without all of the passionate, supportive readers, friends, and fans. I offer my deepest thanks to everyone who has visited this site; from loyal subscribers to occasional passers-by, from quiet lurkers to active tweeters; all of you have made Writing Forward what it is today.
Time for Change
I’m thinking about adding a new topic to Writing Forward. You can see the list of topics we explore across the top of the page, under the header. I have a few ideas knocking around in my head, but if there are any writing-related subjects that I don’t cover here, but that you’d like to see addressed, let me know by leaving a comment.
Let’s Celebrate! 101 Creative Writing Exercises on Sale All Month
To celebrate our five-year milestone, I’ve dropped the price of 101 Creative Writing Exercises. Throughout the month of September, the Kindle and all Smashwords versions will be 99¢ and the paperback will be available at Amazon for just $6.99.
This book is perfect if you’re looking for creative writing ideas, want to acquire new writing tools and techniques, or just want to get more writing practice. It takes you on a writing adventure through fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Click here to check out some samples before you buy.
Thank you all for your support. Here’s to another five years (and many more) of writing!