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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.

Writing Spaces 4th Volume CFP Deadline Extended

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

Web Writing Style Guide 1.0 Available in PDF and EPUB

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 is now available in PDF and EPUB versions. 

Announcing the Publication of Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0

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. 

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