Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Each volume in the Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing series contains peer-reviewed collections of essays about writing—all composed by teachers for students—with each book available for download for free under a Creative Commons license.
We know it's a busy time of year for everyone. And so after a couple of requests, the editors of Writing Spaces have extended the deadline for our 4th volume CFP until September 20th.
Writing Spaces is an open textbook series for first year composition. All chapters are free to use and available under Creative Commons licences. You can learn more by reading the CFP for the 4th volume and by perusing other areas of the website:
If you haven't used Writing Spaces in your classroom yet, be sure to try some of the readings out in your class this semester!
The Writing Spaces Editors
The writing sprint is over, and Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 is now available. While written for undergraduate writing students, Web Writing Style Guide could be useful to anyone wanting to learn how to write for the web. Topics in this lengthy guide include--but are not limited to--
strategies for effective blogging, tweeting, and wiki writing
an overview of visual design and photo manipulation
how to write effective links, page titles, and headings
basic copyright and fair use principles important for the web
an introduction to HTML and CSS
lots of links within the text to additional resources
As with other Writing Spaces' texts, the Web Writing Style Guide is Creative Commons licensed (CC-BY-NC-SA). In addition to the HTML version currently available, over the next couple of weeks, Writing Spaces will release print-friendly PDF and EPUB versions of the text.