This article is from the misc.writing Writing FAQ, by Wendy Chatley Green firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Are there any on-line groups? (misc.writing Writing FAQ)
You bet--hundreds if not thousands of newsgroups, mailing
listservs, Web pages--'way too many to track in an infrequently
revamped FAQ. A few of particular interest are listed below;
via them, one can find many other resources.
11.1 Usenet newsgroup: misc.writing
misc.writing is a huge discussion devoted to "writing and topics of
interest to writers." Amidst the
chatter, running jokes, and other oddities are threads on
publishing, writing, characterizations, how writers cope with the various
adversities that face writers, and other pertinent information. It is not
chartered for the posting of written work for publication, comment, or
misc.writing has a high noise-to-signal ratio but its denizens like
11.1.1 The misc.writing home page at http://www.scalar.com/mw/
This home page has a current copy of this FAQ and much information
writing, including links to resources, some maintained by the denizens of
misc.writing, others independent of the newsgroup.
11.2 Usenet newsgroup: alt.writing
This newsgroup that is much smaller and more focused than
alt.writing concentrates on critiques and the "nuts & bolts" of writing
of chatter and off-topic discussions. Since it is in the "alt." hierarchy
Usenet, it can be a bit "rough and tumble" in nature; also, not all newsfeed
have this newsgroup. A request to your Internet Service Provider usually
prompt the addition of this newsgroup.
11.3 Usenet newsgroup: misc.writing.screenplays
A Usenet newsgroup devoted to screenwriting and discussions of the
and TV business from a writer's POV.