What is writing.exchange?

Writing Exchange is a small, focused community for poets, bloggers, and every kind of writer. It was started by @matt from @write_as, and welcomes all writers.

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We're an inclusive community that welcomes all, as long as you're kind and respectful to others. We aim to provide an environment where you feel comfortable enough to participate freely and authentically. If you're not interested in that, there are plenty of other great instances you can join.

What we're here for

Put simply, we're here to discuss writing. Want someone to critique your writing? Ask the community. Need a little encouragement? We're all pretty supportive here. Swap reviews, share your struggles, or just send out small chunks of writing for the community to read.


We'll be more specific in the future, but in general, be good to each other. Enjoy talking to strangers (and friends!) on the internet, and give people the benefit of the doubt.

If problems arise, please use Mastodon's features to Block, Mute, or Report users that are causing problems. If you need more help, contact @matt.

Once you've joined

Introduce yourself! Communities like these work best when they're filled with strangers who talk to each other.

Then share yourself, your writing, and whatever feels right. We chose the name Writing Exchange because that's what we wanted to spark: an exchange. So don't be shy — trade words with people. Jump into conversations you wouldn't normally join. Share your processes and tools. Put your thoughts out to the community and see what can come from it.


This is an experiment to see if we can create a small, purposeful community among the fediverse, with the eventual goal being a sustainable, community-run instance. If you'd like to help make that happen, get in touch.


We intend to be a stable, reliable instance that's here for good. To make sure we don't vanish one day, Writing Exchange is directly supported by Write.as — a tiny writing and publishing platform built by @matt. If you'd like to support Writing Exchange, you can purchase a paid Write.as subscription for $10 per year or $4 per month (and cancellable anytime). Besides helping fund Writing Exchange, you'll get some useful features on a simple writing tool, and support our development of future tiny, ethical products.

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