As an illustrator/artist I know about online portfolios that focus on visual representation but have you heard about online portfolios for writers? I was doing more research when I came across a site called writing.com with over a million writers that allows you to share your work online. I also found inkspot.com which is associated with writing.com and offers the similar services. This may be good for all those still lugging around our manuscripts. I know I have a pile sitting at home. This option may be great for those pressed for meeting time, or for those who have an editor that is too far away to make it to the local coffee shop. Some of us may have trusted peers in different places around the country or world. This is one more way to share your work with someone and keep your pieces on hand for easy review. I know I’ve maxed out some of my online storage folders. In addition to the portfolio this sites offer a contests, tools and resources for writers. One advantage that I see with these websites is an immediate community of writers. Lastly, this may be a good starting point for someone who doesn’t have their own blog. If you aren’t comfortable in starting your own blog, then you can ask people within this community to review your posts or ideas before you hit the publish button. Just remember, the best time to start is right now! I’m waiting to hear about someone else that made it into the writer’s market.
If you have any other great resources, please let me know so I can reblog/reference them. So thank you for all your likes and comments!