Pointers for Community Members
Issue # 2: 03/01/01
and Using Language in Fiction
are a few links that will help community members, both old and new!
Community Gateway URL is: http://hollylisle.com/community/gate.html
can also get there from the Community URL: http://hollylisle.com/community/
the community gateway there are links to the following, among others:
particular interest are the community
rules. Holly has spent a lot of time
and effort producing this information for writers and posting it on the
site. It's all helpful material that you should check out, and keep
in mind when cruising the site or working on your writing.
couple of things to keep in mind:
be courteous to your fellow writers, your agent, your editor, everyone.
Even if you think the person on the other end
email or board posting is a flaming idiot, don't say so.
Be nice, be constructive (tell him/her that "this way has
worked well for me, and it might work well for you, too...") and be
positive. The agent or editor
you treat with respect will feel the same towards you.
have a number of younger writers on the boards.
Please keep this in mind when posting messages, and try to promote
good behavior that doesn't get anyone in trouble.
In particular, please think twice before posting a message about,
or chatting about subjects, that might get us all in trouble should
someone complain to Network 54 (i.e.: drugs, crime, sex, etc.).
I don't mean that these things cannot be discussed, but please keep
them in-context as a subject for use in your writing (or the other
community members) and be careful not to sound like you're actively
promoting such things in real life. (LOL!
Heaven forbid anyone sound like they're promoting sex in real
ounce of common sense will allow us to keep our happy home.
Writer's Board is
always hopping, and bears checking out on a regular basis.
Some of the recent discussions include:
are more threads than what appear on the first page.
Be sure to click on "Next" at the bottom of the page --
there are dozens of pages to this board, with the newest first, and you
have to scroll to the following pages to see the older stuff.
History in Fiction
board has a number of interesting threads going.
Here are a few of them:
World Building board
has some helpful information, including:
Workshops and Exercises
board has a writing-exercise-of-the-day each and every day... the
exercises and what writers have written for them are always worth
investigating (got tired of seeing "check it out" everywhere) .
are lots of other interesting boards and postings on Holly's site.
Be sure to check them all out!
-- Jim Mills (Jim@HollyLisle.com )
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