Writing and Learning: websites to explore

wwwEvery now and then, I like to share links to websites that I’ve enjoyed in the hope that others will find something useful, informative, and / or entertaining. These are the sites that I’ve recently added to my bookmarks:

  • The WoMentoring Project

The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities.

I’ve mentioned The WoMentoring Project before, and will simply reiterate here that their site is worthy of a regular visit and top-billing in your bookmarks.


  • The Creative Penn

resources to help you write, publish and market your book

Another excellent resource for independent authors: The Creative Penn


  • novelicious

Novelicious is a bright and passionate website dedicated to Women’s Fiction readers, writers and aspiring writers
Whatever your women’s fiction tastes, visit Novelicious for up to date news, reviews, exclusive author interviews, writing tips and competitions!

I’ve just discovered novelicious.com, thanks to a link on Twitter. It’s a great site, and well worth a regular visit. In today’s News section, for example, there’s an article about a forthcoming digital romance festival: HarperCollins to Host Digital Romance Festival


  • The Open University

As well as their main site, the Open University has several blogs, one of which is Open Media. The blog’s mission statement is as follows:

This blog will be discussing and presenting the innovations of the Open Media Unit (OMU), which are built on the foundations of the research led by the Institute of Education Technology (IET), the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), and our academic units (faculties), in conjunction with our long standing partnerships with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and our relationships with our third party channels (e.g. iTunes U and YouTube).
This blog will also be an opportunity to discover the emerging and changing landscape in pedagogy and technology, our position in response to these developments, and how we are working to drive these innovations forward into the public domain.
This blog will also be discussing our key findings about our relationship with informal learners and how we meet the needs of our social mission through our widening participation agenda.

Today’s entry is entitled Welcome to Facebook for Learning which introduces their Facebook page and app, both of which are portals to free learning.


  • FutureLearn

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions.

Free learning opportunities are also available via FutureLearn, a collaborative site offering a wide variety of online courses open to everyone.




Whilst looking for something else among my bookmarks, I came across an online interview that was published on the Smashwords site last year, so I thought I’d share that here too since a little self-promotion can’t do any harm 😉
Author Interview: Johanna Nield



About johannanield

Welsh author of a contemporary British romance trilogy
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2 Responses to Writing and Learning: websites to explore

  1. Hi, I check your new stuff regularly. Your writing style is witty,
    keep it up!


  2. I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!


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