Tuesday, October 19, 2021

For Writers


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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What if I created a virtual writing group (that met via Zoom or such)? 

(It's an idea I've been toying with.)

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  1. It would be nice, though depending on the day and time, I might not be able to go...

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    1. Oh, that's a good point. I'm 12 hours ahead of US Central time right now. Timing is weird for me, too.

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  2. I love writing, and take part in several weekly poetry (or prose) "events" on my poetry blog. But, they're not virtual. I wouldn't be apt to do them if they were. I have done a Zoom meeting once, on my phone, and that was for my dog's training lesson!
    A great idea though, for others.

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    1. Oooh, poetry reading online via Zoom... That's an idea, too. Sorry that you wouldn't want to do it. It would be cool to hear you read your stuff.

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  3. Good idea - be cool to get writers from around the world involved.

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    1. It would. The trick would be to find a time when everyone could meet.

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  4. It is very useful to create a community of like minded people to share the journey.

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  5. It would be pretty cool NaNoWriMo has writers groups in some areas of the ountry; I'm no longer doing that large November challenge but I think you would get some good turnout if you offered this. Maybe not initially, but it would grow. The one downside - a lot of people, nowadays, are burned out on zoom meetings. I'm not a huge fan, but resigned to it.

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    1. Yeah, that would be the downside. I don't do NaNo, so I wouldn't capitalize on that.

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  6. I have joined a Zoom group or two, and, while I like them, I did sometimes find it challenging when most of the participants kept their cameras off. -felt to be lacking a human connection.

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  7. I think it would be a good idea and hope it works

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    1. There are things to consider. Just in the pondering stage right now.

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  8. Interested. Not interested in Zoom though. Skype or Messenger (if they do video) are already available to me. I take (and have taught) my language classes through Skype. It works beautifully.

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    1. I'm used to Google Meet (via school). But there'd be a lot of stuff to work out to make it work.

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