Community Discussions

People who like to write like to hear from one another.

At Writing It Real, we foster member-to-member communication as well as communication with Sheila. Each week, in addition to commenting on the weekly instructional articles, members are encouraged to post information about where they’ve been published and where they are giving readings. Discussion topics also include craft questions and answers and notable resources for writers.

What Would You Like to Learn?

Do you have an idea for a class you would like Sheila to offer? Here’s your chance to tell us what you would like to learn. 

Please Let Us Know the URL of Your Blog

Please share a link to your blog and a description of its topic! Members have quite a bit in common and enjoy reading one another’s work. 

Free Online Resources for Writers

What bulletins, newsletters, websites, podcasts, ebooks, and more do you know about? Let’s share information here! 

What are You Reading?

Here’s a place to share the books that you are enjoying! 

Submissions Wanted – Venues for Publishing

Here’s an ongoing list of places seeking submissions. Check back frequently for more listings and please, please add in any venues of which you are aware. We all appreciate learning of opportunities to send our work out for consideration. Continue Reading

Do You Dream of Spending Time at an Artist’s Retreat?

There are many retreat centers around the country. Tell us about ones you’ve been to or have heard of. 

Where have you published lately?

Go on! Brag a little or a lot. Include your blog url, literary journals, anthologies, books, plays produced–wherever we can find your writing. By learning where one another publishes as well as reading yoru work, we learn. Let us help you build an audience! Continue Reading


Do you have a writing question your peers can answer? Do you have answers your peers might find useful? Books you are reading to tell us about, references and activities for writers, upcoming readings? Interact here!Continue Reading