Writing & Rhetoric Program

Welcome to the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. This program will provide you with the writing, speaking and critical thinking skills that assure academic and career success. Peruse our web page to discover more about the CWR, a truly foundational intellectual experience.

The aims and goals of our program

  • To meet the unprecedented professional demand for graduates who can write and speak at a level of competence substantially above that expected of beginning professionals
  • To provide a programmatic option for developing more extensive student expertise in writing and speaking, both on a practical and theoretical level
  • To enhance the writing and speaking skills of students who wish to pursue a PhD or advanced degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, law and other graduate or professional degrees
  • To provide a concentration that will complement many majors and lead to discipline-related writing careers such as scientific writing (paired with a Biology or Chemistry major), corporate communication (paired with a C & F major), technical writing (paired with an Engineering major).  Other career options facilitated by our Concentration include editing, free-lance writing, journalism, magazine writing, administrative and managerial writing, writing for the non-profit sector or government, publishing, advertising, or public relations. Our Concentration will also provide future teachers with a better understanding of both the acquisition and instruction of writing and speaking skills.
  • To impart a commitment to the highest ethical standards and ideals among writers in the program.

101 Best Websites for Writers

CREATIVITY

1.     Creativity Portal

2.     Seventh Sanctum

3.     Six Words

4.     The Story Starter

5.     The Writer’s Journey Roadmap with Author Laura Davis

WRITING ADVICE

6.     Better Novel Project

7.     Daily Writing Tips

8.     Grammar Girl

9.     Helping Writers Become Authors

10. INKYGIRL

11. Jane Friedman

12. Kristen Lamb’s Blog

13. Nathan Bransford

14. A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

15. Plot Whisperer Blog

16. Preditors & Editors

17. StoryFix 2.0

18. TerribleMinds

19. Women’s Fiction Writers

20. Wordserve Water Cooler

21. WOW! Women on Writing

22. Write Nonfiction Now!

23. The Write Now! Coach

24. Writer Beware

25. Writer Unboxed

26. Writers in the Storm

EVERYTHING AGENTS

27. Adventures in Agentland

28. Agent and Editor Wish List

29. Between the Lines

30. The Blabbermouth Blog

31. Carly Watters, Literary Agent

32. Janet Reid, Literary Agent

33. Literary Rambles

34. QUERYTRACKER

35. Writing and Rambling

PUBLISHING/MARKETING RESOURCES

36. Author Media

37. The Book Designer

38. Bosacks

39. The Creative Penn

40. Hugh Howey

41. The Independent Publishing Magazine

42. Mashable

43. Publetariat

44. Winning Writers

45. WriterCube

JOBS AND MARKETS

46.  All Indie Writers

47. Blogging Pro

48. ED2010

49. Freelance Writing Jobs

50. Funds for Writers

51. Journalism Jobs

52. The Market List

53. MediaBistro

54. The Review Review

ONLINE WRITING COMMUNITIES

55. Absolute Write

56. Authonomy

57. Critique Circle

58. Critters Workshop

59. Fictionaut

60. Lit Reactor

61. MoontownCafe.com

62. My Writer’s Circle

63. National Novel Writing Month

64. Reddit’s Writing Forum

65. Scribophile

66. The Young Writers Society

GENRES/NICHES

          CHILDREN’S/YA

67.  Adventures in YA Publishing

68. Kid Lit 411

69. Rachelle Burk’s Resources for Children’s Writers

70. Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

71. YA Highway

FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

72. Jim C. Hines

73. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

FREELANCE

74. Freelance Writing

75. Make a Living Writing

76. The Renegade Writer

HORROR

77. Dark Markets

78. Horror Writers Association

MYSTERY/CRIME

79. Jungle Red Writers

80. Mystery Writers of America

POETRY

81.  Poetry Foundation

82. Poetry Society of America

83. Poets.org

84. Rattle

85. Thethe Poetry

ROMANCE

86. Romance University

87. Romance Writers of America

SCRIPTWRITING

88. John August

89. MovieBytes

90. The Script Lab

SPIRITUAL

91. The Seekers

92. The Steve Laube Agency

THRILLER

93. International Thriller Writers

94. The Kill Zone

95. Murder by 4

JUST FOR FUN

96. Bo’s Café Life

97. Bookmooch

98. Daily Lit

99. IndieBound

100.  Kirkus: Reviews

101.  ShawGuides

Director:

Concentration in Writing & Rhetoric
Karyn Hollis, Ph.D.
Villanova University
St. Augustine Center, Rm. 458
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: (610) 519-7872
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