It’s unfair how little attention original fiction gets sometimes! But, luckily, there are a goodly number of sites out there with fab writing communities to lend a helping hand =]
The one I always go for personally is Protagonize, simply because I know it really well and know the people on there. Everyone’s really great and there’s a really good, friendly, welcoming atmosphere on there. If you put yourself out and get involved, giving feedback to other people and such, you’re pretty certain to get some back yourself.
There are also a load of others which I know nothing about, not having ever had an account with them, but I’ll give you their details anyway:
- FictionPress (FanFiction.net’s original fic counterpart)
- Figment (previously Inkpop)
- Wattpad (I know lots of people are on this site nowadays, but for some reason I’m treating it with caution… Maybe the number of One Direction RPF fics I’ve found on there has something to do with it!)
- Archive Of Our Own (mainly fanfic, but there is a growing original fic community on here too)
- BBC English Literature Message Board (sounds unlikely I know, but a lot of my friends swear by it!)
- Scribophile (I’ve never used this site, but it looks so good I’m really tempted to… )
- Writer’s Cafe
- Writing Community: Writer’s Workshop
- Book Country (this one looks cool too)
- GreatWriting (actually I may have had an account here once upon a time)
- Writing.com (by all accounts the largest community out there, although I’ve always been put off by it’s horrendous site design! I know, I’m shallow. Sue me.)
Phew! That’s really quite a lot. Hopefully enough to get you started, anyway =] Good luck, to both you and your friend!
[Made rebloggable because I want to reblog it goddamn.]