Pens Around the World is a peer group of creative writers working in English and living in far-flung places.
We help one another with critiques and encouragement, writing exercises and suggestions for publishing opportunities.
We interact in Zoom meetings and in our private forums.
The group offers members the social interaction that writers in isolation need – or as much as Internet connections and e-mail allow.
You can see a list of our current members by clicking on Members, here or in our menu.
You can subscribe to our website and receive updates when we publish new blog posts.
We welcome new members. If you find all this attractive, why not apply to join us?
How this website is organised
There are two sides to this website, a public facing side and a private side.
Open to all are our WordPress pages. You can see links to some of them in the Menu above and there’s a fuller list lower down on this page.
On the other hand our Zoom rooms and all our Forums are private and open only to members. It is in our Forums that much of our social and writerly support activity takes place.
Below you can see an image of some of our most recent Forum Posts and newest active Topics.
(Note, if you are a logged-in member you may also see the current most recent Posts and Topics.)
Our public pages
- Members – all our members in one place!
- Blog – All our blog posts in descending chronological order
- Bi-weekly Wisdom – our bi-weekly blog posts about writing, writers, and our inspiration for writing (and many things off at a tangent from these).
- Pensives – our bi-weekly writing prompts.
- Authors – articles by and about our members as authors.
- Want to contact us? Use this contact form!
- Want to join us? Wow us with your application so we want to welcome you as a member!
- Friends of Pens – a list of guest bloggers and former members. Do you want to write for us and appear here? Drop us a line through our contact form!
- FAQ – Answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Question by our members
- Post a Blog – Pedantic directions for members posting in our three blog categories: Bi-weekly Wisdom, Pensives, Authors
- Adding images – More pedantic directions for people posting images to our blogs and to Forum Topics
- The PATW How-to videos – a page for links to our videos explaining how to use certain aspects of the website.