Internet: Art and Writing Websites, Mormon Internet Index Planned
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A number of websites that have come to our
attention recently are meant for LDS authors and actors, both as aids
to authors and as promotional information for the general public
about their books and activities. But to round out our coverage of
the Internet and new websites, Mormon News will enhance our listings,
starting this week, by giving information about the number of
websites and Mormon domains on the Internet.
The oldest of the sites that help LDS writers that we list this week
is the American Night Writers Association (ANWA) a 15-year-old
support organization for LDS women interested in writing. But also
available is LDSWriters.net and Latter-day Writers, although the
latter seems to be more a personal writing site, rather than a site
Other sites promote books written by or for LDS Church members,
including the nice-looking Amberlin website, for a nascent publisher
of what appears to be science fiction and fantasy by LDS writers. But
the nicest of the sites this week is the Handcart Ensemble, the
website of a New York City theater group.
Starting this week, Mormon News is expanding this weekly listing to
include some basic information about the Mormon portion of the
Internet, including estimates of the number of domain names and web
pages available. Next week we will begin giving a weekly 'index' -- a
number that represents the overall change in the size of the Mormon
presence on the Internet. While exactly what that number will include
isn't yet set (and is bound to change over time) for now it should
reflect at least the overall size of the Mormon domains and web
pages, which we give below.
Mormon Internet Information:
- Mormon-related domain names: at least 3,000
- Estimated web pages mentioning Mormonism: over 500,000
Mormon News plans to start an index next week
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Website for New York City-based theater group made up primarily of
LDS Church members. Website includes information about the group, its
mission and past, current and planned performances.
American Night Writers Association (ANWA)
Network website for LDS women interested in writing. Founded in
October 1986, the group seeks to encourage, assist, and motivate
members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. Website
includes information on the group's leadership, its members,
newsletter, events and information on how to join the group.
Clan of Cain
Site for Book "Clan of Cain" by LDS author Shane Lester. Lester
believes that the legendary Bigfoot is in fact Cain, described in the
book of Genesis and in LDS scriptures and an experience of early LDS
Church member David Patten. The site also serves as a central source
for information about Bigfoot.
David W. Olsen's LDS stories and writings.
A community of LDS Writers on the Web. Includes inspirational
stories, a database of LDS authors, essays, poems and short stories
and information on how to submit work to publishers.
Home page of a new small LDS publisher, with information about the
books it has published and has in process and their authors. Includes
sample chapters, a 'reader alert' email list, the company submission
policy and online resources for writers.