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WriterShelf is a privacy-oriented platform that lets you write using pen names.
Everyone has a story to tell. WriterShelf gives you the freedom to be yourself.
Welcome to WriterShelf!
As much as we love Scrivinor, we figured now would be a good time to update our brand and take on a new name. We're delighted to introduce you to WriterShelf.
We think our new name is easier to pronounce and remember. W...
Can I have multiple Approved Access groups?
Can multiple Approved Access groups collaborate?
Writer-1 creates an Approved Access group that includes Writer-2 and Writer-3. Both Writer-2 and Writer-3 create their own Approved Access groups ...
Approved Access is a way for you to grant special access to content that you publish. It is friends with benefits for the followers you choose.
Approved Access let you decide who can read and comment on your content. Where any WriterShelf member ...
WriterShelf has two ways to offer premium content to build fans and connect with readers. Follow-to-Read articles give readers a preview of the content of an article but readers must follow your pen name to read the full article. Approved Access l...
WriterShelf gives you an simple way to turn readers into fans to build community and lasting relationships. Follow-to-Read articles give readers a preview of the content of an article but readers must follow your pen name to read the full article....
WriterShelf is intended as a diverse and open platform. That means, we allow content inappropriate for younger readers. We call this Adult Content. Here's how we handle it.
Choose Whether You See Adult Content At All
As a reader, you don't hav...
Blogging is a great way to express yourself and a fantastic way to share information with others.
It's a way to tell your story your way. It lets you establish your voice in communities you care about and connect with new people. You become a b...
WriterShelf is a unique hybrid blogging / forum solution for writers or groups to publish content and develop an engaged audience. Combining the best of both worlds, WriterShelf's unique features offer a simplified path for setting up an online ho...
The WriterShelf Import tool lets you import a blog archive to WriterShelf as a batch process. The tool lets you:
The Import tool currently supports the Moveable Type Import / Export format. If your platform supports other formats, please cont...
Whether they come from yourself or others, expectations can be oppressive. The chance to escape from existing patterns is the perfect way to inject new energy into your writing. That's what pen names offer.
A change in perspective lets you exe...
If you’re getting started as a writer and are looking for place to set up camp, check out WriterShelf.
WriterShelf is a place where you can safely stretch out as a writer as you experiment and grow.
Call Yourself Something New
Writing under a...
Using multiple pen names has a long tradition among writers. But the digital age has made it harder to create and present work under different names.
Platforms like Facebook and Wordpress let you create a single persona and expect you to produc...
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but a compelling presentation makes for a terrific start to bringing readers into your fold.
First Impressions Matter
Readers judge how deep they want to dive into a work by the title and first paragraph. C...
When you’re comfortable with how others see you, it’s easier to share. Likewise, when you have confidence that the people you interact with you are real, it’s easier to create genuine relationships.
Remember the last time you r...
Women around the world are speaking up and revealing the magnitude of the problem of sexual assault and harassment. Men too.
WriterShelf is a place where you can share your story, big or small. The privacy of a pen name can help you take the fi...
Here's an example of embedding a registration form from Google Forms in a WriterShelf article.
Use the Embed tab under Media in the Insert (+) menu.
“Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.”
Well, maybe just the weekends. That said, we do spend most of our adult waking hours working and many of us continue to work into our mid-60’s.
But there are those...
Stay up to speed. Stay connected.
The WriterShelf Digest – delivered as a daily or weekly email – provides an easy overview of the latest WriterShelf content as well as up-to-date information on activity around your articles. The Digest is des...
WriterShelf gives you the freedom to share your true feelings. It’s a level playing field where you can provide your two cents and tell others what you think.
It lets you be yourself.
Pen names have long served as a shield for those speaking...
Start with privacy
Pen names open new doors for sharing your thoughts and stories in the way that best suits you. From funny to pointed to carefully unassuming, the options are endless. WriterShelf gives you them all.
Get going fast
People are private animals
We are all multidimensional individuals. “Who are you?” is an impossible question for anyone to answer fully, so our answers are always partial. When asked, we keep parts of our selves to ourselves.
We expose differe...
Beyond privacy, WriterShelf offers unique and practical advantages when for sharing messages with the world.
In everyday life, we adjust our voice to fit the particular situation we’re in. We speak differently with friends, family and workmates...
Not many of us write kiss-and-tell memoirs. But we all just might have the impulse. Life is full of stories and sharing those stories is something we seem bred to do. Maybe your storytelling is mainly around the water-cooler, the dinner table ...
WriterShelf is a writing platform designed around privacy protection. With WriterShelf, because your privacy is protected, you enjoy greater freedom to present your thoughts, stories and ideas.
Your blog is leaking your privacy
When you blog,...