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Fanfare Litopia’s Writing Groups Are Now Open

Discussion in 'Café Life' started by AgentPete, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    I’m very pleased to announce the opening of a totally new area here – Writing Groups.

    First, some background. We created The Houses some years ago, when the publishing model was really quite different to what it is today. If you recall, those were the days when the only way to become a published author was to get the attention and interest of one of the gatekeepers to the industry. People like me!

    And sure enough, access to The Houses was based on a pretty subjective assessment of quality of work.

    However, things have changed. There are more routes to market than ever before. Just getting past a gatekeeper doesn’t guarantee you publishing success. Many successful writers don’t tread the traditional route, and are all the better for not doing so.

    But there is one constant in all this flux, and that is the ever-present need to write compelling prose.

    Today more than ever before, it is vital that your writing connects – and powerfully – with your reader.

    After all, she is not short of distractions.

    The focus of Litopia’s Writing Groups is precise, intense, and very personal. This is the place where you can laboratory-test your writing for the 21st century reader.

    Where you can form valuable writing/reviewing partnerships with other Litopians.

    Remember my mantra:

    Writers hone their craft by doing it and reviewing it.

    So let’s get started:)
     
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  2. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Awesome idea, Peter! Thank you!! :)
     
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  3. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    You’re very welcome! :)
     
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  4. Paul Mackay

    Paul Mackay Member

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    Ah, brilliant idea.
     
  5. Richard Sutton

    Richard Sutton Flash Club Supremo

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    Exactly right, Peter! I'll have to be around a lot more.
     
  6. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Thanks for setting this up, Peter!
     
  7. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!
     
  8. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore aka Anne Chen Staff Member

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    Thank you for setting up this invaluable resource, Peter! :D
     
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  9. KG Christopher

    KG Christopher Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Peter, I am sure it will be a much-appreciated addition.
     
  10. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    Merci :) I think/hope they’re going to be effective – and fun, too. BTW, “Reviewer Credits” are now live... not a huge deal, but a nice way to thank a Reviewer for good work.
     
  11. Patricia D

    Patricia D Venerated Member

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    This is a neat idea - I've not been around much recently and so am late to the party, but I look forward to learning more.
     
  12. Peggy Lou

    Peggy Lou Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Peter. A brilliant invention. I got some very useful critiques.
     
  13. NickP

    NickP Active Member

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    Unfortunately I get a server error whenever I try to invite members to my group.
     
  14. Peggy Lou

    Peggy Lou Well-Known Member

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    Wait and try again.
     
  15. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    Should be ok now... yes?
     
  16. Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    I have been away for a while working, with the occasional peep, but this look excellent. Thanks Peter!
     
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  17. Alistair Roberts

    Alistair Roberts Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I've finally found time, energy and a useful internet connection to return. Now I just need the energy to actually do something. Great idea, now to catch up!
     
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  18. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Good to have you back, Alistair.
     
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