Vision: A Resource for Writers
Holly Lisle's Vision
The Writer's Store
By Andi Ward (Fetu)
2002, Andi Ward
discovered this site off of the Yahoo! search engine when looking for manuscript
boxes. It was the first place listed that sold them instead of talked about
them. One look and I knew I'd found a writer's candy store.
to their home page, they've been in business for twenty years. Their inventory
is wide and spreads over three different fields of writing: Screenwriting,
Creative Writing, and Filmmaking (though I'll admit some ignorance as to how the
last is a field of writing).
went through their Creative Writing section with my tongue hanging out of my
mouth -- almost everything I could think of needing was there: software, books
(most of which I cannot find at my local stores), supplies (not including things
like computer hardware -- we're talking pens, boxes, binders, covers, and the
like), audio and video tapes, workshops around the country (at a discount too!),
even stuff for my desk to keep me organized. I was astounded by the variety and
wanted more money in my budget to shop.
for the most part, a web-phobe, I found the site very easy to navigate. The
pages load very quickly, both at work on my T1 connection and at home on my
dial-up. Placing my order was quick and painless. They had options for credit
card as well as sending in a check, which I appreciated. I got a prompt email
notification of my order being accepted and within a business day, had the
notification of my order being shipped with the tracking number.
I am impressed with this site and recommend it to any writer who's looking for someplace to shop online that caters to what we need and use. If nothing else, it's a great candy store where I can go and press my virtual nose against the window and dream.