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B7 Writing Community 
26th-Sep-2009 02:51 pm
For my writer flist friends. I wonder if there is enough interest in a B7 Writing community?

The purpose would not be to put pieces up just to have people read them purely for enjoyment. What we would do is commit to helping each other grow as writers by giving constant constructive criticism. Whether in terms of grammar/spelling, character development, whether things like humour/romance/action/etc are working, flow, consistency, etc. We would all make an effort to comment on each other's work. What we would not be looking for is "that's nice" comments for gratification but to give positive suggestions/criticism for growth as well as praise for things done well.

We might also want to explore things like writing exercises and helping and sharing with each other about the writing/creative process.

While I'd like to keep this B7 oriented, as there are other writing forums that are general, I am open to other ideas.

We're all learning as we go along so no need to be shy. We're not professional writers.

Is there any interest in forming this kind of community?
Avon_Hooked on Writing
26th-Sep-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sadly sure I would fail to keep the commitment. Heck, I only managed ONE week of the B7 rewatch and that's far simpler.
26th-Sep-2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
*nods* I don't expect much response. Most people have been doing this for quite a while and only seem to have sporadic interest in writing anymore. I was hoping for some of those who are still actively writing or are fairly new, like me.
26th-Sep-2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it works out.
26th-Sep-2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Well I'd be interested but I suggest that it's "B7 and stuff"
Admittedly B7 gives the others some idea that the saturnine sarcastic character is supposed to be Avon. i.e. a reference that lets others know you'd got him spot on or "missed by a mile" when he hugs Vila and declares him his best friend, without the benefit of a plot device.

However no reason an exercise etc couldn't cover topics outside B7 too. Hence B7 and others?

And Yes I'm interested

26th-Sep-2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
That's great!

"B7 and Stuff" That would open up the scope.
26th-Sep-2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah can do other fandoms too. :¬D
More Sarek and Amanda perhaps?
26th-Sep-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
More Sarek and Amanda perhaps?
Well now, that is a distinct possibility.
26th-Sep-2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Sounds good, but I'm far too hit and miss about keeping up with things. Hope you find enough interest for your idea to work. Good luck.
26th-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Me too.
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26th-Sep-2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! You'll be great.
26th-Sep-2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
It's an interesting idea if the volumes are low enough to handle. I'm not sure I could commit to being involved all the time.

I know I haven't been writing much lately, and I think it goes with my lack of self-esteem in the last 18 months or so. I've written for ficathons in that time but tend to veg out otherwise and read or do other stuff. I must try to get back to it.
26th-Sep-2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
We'll be glad to have you. Once we get a few more people, we'll start having some discussions about how many we want. Not too many but enough to have activity.
27th-Sep-2009 01:28 am (UTC)
I'll have to see how it goes. I don't want to feel I have to in effect do betas or editing a lot. I might watch at the start to see how it's working.
28th-Sep-2009 11:49 am (UTC)
I'd have a go, though my committment might be variable due to the usual, plus periods of complete non inspiration.
Where do we start?
28th-Sep-2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
So far we have about 5 people interested. We'll be sending around emails soon to discuss how we can do this and what we are all looking for.
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