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SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« on: April 19, 2010, 04:40:22 PM »
You know I've been trying to start one of these for a long time, but it's hard finding people with the time and inclination to join, so it's never gotten off the ground. Perhaps Secundi will be the place to start!

This group is intended for serious writers who would like to share their work in a small group and get feedback to improve it, whether it be a story you intend to publish or a fic you want to post online or something you're writing for school.

A writers' workshop is standard format in college writing classes, and also is a common practice for any professional writer. Each meeting of the workshop, one person is chosen to share their piece, and copies are given to everyone participating. The following meeting, everyone has read the piece and gives feedback on what they've read.

I'd like to start an online writer's workshop, in the form of an e-mail mailing list. Everyone who would like to participate will join the yahoogroup mailing list. Each weekend one person will be chosen to mail their piece to the list, which will put a copy of the e-mail in everyone's inboxes. When you send your written work, you can also include what kind of feedback you're looking for (like plot points, or opinions on your characters, or grammar/spelling, etc). You can send anything you'd like to share with the group, a short story or a chapter of a longer piece or even poetry or a school assignment.

Everyone is expected to be able to read the piece sometime during the week, and send an e-mail to the list with feedback and opinions before the following weekend when the next piece will be sent out. (It helps to have a piece of scratch paper next to you while you're reading, to jot down thoughts you have as you go).

Joining the group takes a bit of dedication, but only having to read and respond to one story each week should be plenty of time for everyone. Of course if you're going to be away from home for a week or you have a busy week that is fine, just let everyone know so we don't think you vanished.

So if this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, post your e-mail address here (or pm me if you'd like your email kept private)! Once I get the first three or four members, I'll make the mailing list on yahoogroups and get everyone set up on it with instructions. And if you know anyone who is looking for a place to work on their writing, please let them know about us! The more people the better!

If you have any questions or need clarification on how the mailing list will work, please post your questions here and I'll clarify. I've been part of a lot of workshops but this is the first time I've ever put one together myself, so we'll work it out as we go. ^_^

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 04:40:46 PM »
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Interested parties:

sera

Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 05:00:18 PM »
Well, i'm certainly interested! ^^ My biggest issue right now is knowing whether or not i'll have something to send in when it's my week to post. ^^;;;;  That said, i think it's well worth the effort and i think this is just the sort of accountability i need right now. X__X;;; hehee

i shall be PMing you an email address shortly.  ^^ i recently set up a different one for my writing.  It may turn out that i don't check it enough, in which case i'll be sending you a different one. xD;;

Will we have forum/IM meets at all? ^^

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 10:16:36 AM »
this would be fun :) would give me reason to keep working on Ardenta
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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 05:53:47 PM »
Is this still going on?

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
Hey Riverwind! This never got started, actually, since my real life got busy not long after I originally posted the idea, back in 2010. ^_^;

I wouldn't mind trying again, if there are Secundi people out there who are interested in making this work?

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 06:26:02 AM »
I'd possibly be interested? I draw more than write, though. I can definitely do the reading part, but I'm not sure about the writing. I tend to hit writer's block quickly and often.
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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 01:41:40 AM »
I am definitely interested. ^.^ I love writing and always welcome anything that would help me to improve my work.

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 09:26:44 PM »
Still interested.  ^^ Need writing influences, definitely. 
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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 11:37:35 AM »
Well this thread has existed for years, but is anyone still interested in joining at this stage? ^_^ I could create a private Facebook group if everyone who wants to participate has FB. That would be a quick and easy way to keep in touch with each other.

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Re: SWWML - Secundi Writers' Workshop Mailing List
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2015, 01:06:24 AM »
Still interested and I have FB.