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As you all know, I've been working with a couple of friends attempting to improve my writing. While I love QaF, Brian and Justin, the main reason I write is because I love it. I also enjoy learning and improving, which I believe is a main factor in everyone's journey. So, I started thinking that maybe other authors would enjoy sharing ideas and learning from one another in a safe environment. I know how busy everyone is and this wouldn't be a community expecting you to write stories or anything. Each week we would put up a problem or issue that we all share in writing, and then everyone could comment with ideas and a short example. Of course, you could discuss the issue as much as you want as long as you remember that this is a learning experience and not a forum for openly flaming. I think I've proven that a community can be flame free while having many diverse opinions, types of fiction, and ideas...[livejournal.com profile] qaf_cordial is a perfect example. I'd like to know if this is something that you guys would be interested in giving a try. It will only work if you're willing to participate both with ideas and constructive criticisms.

[Poll #1167375]

Date: 2008-04-07 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marilla-pm67.livejournal.com
I will be happy to have some 'teachers' to become a better writer...

Great idea I'm your support team

Date: 2008-04-07 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Well I know I would love to swap ideas and learn from others, too. I hope others want to give it a try. Thanks for the support, Sam.
Hugs!

New community

Date: 2008-04-07 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zapper166.livejournal.com
FYI - I am not a writer but I read both you and Jans intentions so I thought I would share...Jans intentions just started a writers community called shared wisdon (http://community.livejournal.com/shared_wisdom/)

Re: New community

Date: 2008-04-08 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Thanks for letting me know as I had no clue about Jan's community. I've joined [livejournal.com profile] shared_wisdom and have been catching up. I was thinking of doing a workshop community where writers would write a few sentences and then comment with ideas to help. More of a hands on type thing. Actually, I hope I can partner up with Jan's community.
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-07 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadownyc.livejournal.com
Hi, have you checked out the profile for [livejournal.com profile] shared_wisdom?

I'm not sure if you were aware of it, but that's part of our purpose. I'd love for you to join.

Date: 2008-04-08 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
No I wasn't even aware this community existed, so thanks for letting me know. I joined and have been trying to catch up on all I missed. So far, I think it's a wonderful wealth of knowledge.

I probably wasn't as clear as I should have been in my post. I was thinking more of doing a writing workshop, where everyone completes little assignments (nothing more than a few sentences) and everyone comments with ideas on ways to improve or helpful hints. Read the reply to Jan's comment for the rest of the information...hehehe.
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-07 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
I'd love you to join our community. We have already had one well known BDSM author in two other fandoms talk about writing all kinds of kink. (that's just an example of how open we hope to make it.)

What we would love is people who want to talk more about their own writing challenges. I know that I need to lean sometimes. I did there a couple of weeks ago about problems I had with writer's tags.

Anyway, whatever you do, I hope you consider joining since I think the energy would be awesome and we have things in motion that have really helped me. It's no accident I'm writing original fiction again. The stuff I learned there and the support I've experienced really helped.

Date: 2008-04-08 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Hey Jan! I had no idea you'd started a community, but I did join. I'm going to spend some time catching up on all that I've missed...gee I miss out on a lot. *sighs* I have actually already started reading the posts and you've got some wonderful information.

I may not have been clear in what I wanted to do, so I'll probably make another post. I was thinking more of a writing workshop. I learn more from doing than discussing, if you know what I mean. I was looking at putting up writing assignments...nothing too taxing just a few sentences...and then everyone could comment and give examples to help each individual writer. I haven't gotten things completely set up yet, but you can go check out the profile page to give you an idea. [livejournal.com profile] writing_studio

Thanks for telling me about your community and if you don't mind, I'd love to put a link to your community on this one. I figure you can never have too many resources. I fully plan to rec your community when I redo my post. *grins*
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-08 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadownyc.livejournal.com
It sounds like your going to actually develop this as a community that would be a practicum/writing workshop/tutorial on specific passages.

I think that's a lovely idea and will certainly work side by side with shared_wisdom.

Thank you for the link and I saw that you joined the community.

Is your profile page up?

Date: 2008-04-08 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Yes, but it's still a work in progress. I took a banner from [livejournal.com profile] shared_wisdom's profile page to use as a link. I didn't see who made it, so if you could tell me, I'd give proper credit. You can see the banner on [livejournal.com profile] writing_studio's profile or in my affiliate post. I've been researching some things to do in the community, and it's amazing how many things I've forgotten about grammar. I think both communities could work together. As a matter of fact, I could use whatever topic you guys are discussing as the topic for the practice exercises.
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-08 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
We chose to affliate ourselves (it's sort of permanent linking) with [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse because while they service writers as we do, it wasn't redundant since we do different things, so yeah, please get set up and we'll review this. If your community is for writing workshops, we are not doing that. Linking can always be mutually advantageous.

Your user page looks really good and you set that up very fast! Thank you for the link.

I'm glad you joined SW. I hope you find things there you enjoy. We would love your participation.

Date: 2008-04-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
I am not sure what we'll end up doing on the profile. This is still a work in progress. I hope you don't mind, but as I commented to shadow, I took a poster off your profile page and would like to know who made it so I can give credit. I put it on my affiliate list and on the new community. I can remove it if this is a problem.

I'm still trying to catch up on what I missed, but I will participate as much as possible. As I was researching for topics for exercises for the new community, I realized just how much I'd forgotten about grammar. I think the information your community provides will be a great resource to use in the writing exercises. I look forward to working with you.
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-08 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
Well, there is no rush on the affiliation. We can see how it goes after you get set up.

The banner is by [livejournal.com profile] sanami276, who designed our community. Thank you on her behalf, credit is always nice.

Grammar is a really big topic, I agree. I'm glad you have found some things there that you think will prove useful. That is why we created it.

Date: 2008-04-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Thanks! Credit has been given. *grins*
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-07 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just4bri.livejournal.com
I don't know if I would qualify as a writer, I've taken part in invite only rpgs on Yahoo groups and have just started role playing on IJ ( also beta for a couple of writers), but if did, then I would be very interested in a 'safe', non threatening, learning environment.

Date: 2008-04-08 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
I consider you a writer...you just wrote me a comment. I'd love to have you join the community and I'll be making a post as soon as we have things up and running. Thanks for commenting!
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-07 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lab-jazz.livejournal.com
I clicked "other" as I'm not a writer, but I would be interested in joining the community and putting forward a comment if I felt that I had something constructive to say.

Date: 2008-04-08 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
You just wrote me a comment...you're a writer. See how easy that is? Actually, I was thinking of doing a workshop type of thing where people write a few sentences and everyone comments with their ideas to help the writer. I'd love for you to join when we get things all set up. Who knows, you might just like to participate in the writing exercises.
Hugs!

Date: 2008-04-08 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] das-vroni.livejournal.com
I really like the idea. And although I´m not a writer, I´d like to join. Even if I´m just writing papers for university, but I think, even those show if you actually know what you´re doing or you....suck. ^^

*hugs*

Date: 2008-04-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
I'll say the same thing to you that I've said to a couple of others. You wrote me a comment, so you're a writer. This community will help anyone who wishes to write better, regardless of what type of writing. I'll keep the exercises short so everyone can participate. I definitely want you to join. *kiss*
Hugs!

OOOO I MIGHT LEARN!!

Date: 2008-04-08 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolcolin.livejournal.com
HEY BABE!!

I know i am sitting right next to you and hovering over you, watching your every move MWAHAHA, but i wanted to say what a great idea you have. I know i have known for a while before you made it, but i am glad you have it up and running. hehe

Also it is a great thing you are doing, helping other people become as amazing as you, well, try to :P You're not being selfish and keeping your writing powers and secrets to yourself! AMAZING!!

Anyway, i am going to stop typing on here now and come and give you a hug, hehe, ner ner people, i can do that, mwahaha, man am i a bitch :P

Love ya babe
Keep up the good work !!

Colin, AKA Princess :)

Re: OOOO I MIGHT LEARN!!

Date: 2008-04-08 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
You are so full of shit somtimes...hehehe. What do you want? I know you want something 'cause you're buttering me up. Don't tell me...you ran up another phone bill??? j/k Well, if you join, you'll have to participate and do all the homework...hehehe.
Love you too, you little shit.
Hugs!

LITTLE SHIT??? LEARN!!

Date: 2008-04-08 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolcolin.livejournal.com
Little shit? excuse me, that wasn't what you were saying/screaming last night j/k :P LOL

Oh and .... ummmm...reeeennnaaa... ummm... i want something... it is something easy to give.... ummmm... i want your hugs :D !! hehe!! See what i did there, i made you think i wanted something more, MWAHAHA, damn i am good *looks cool* LOL

So yeah, in conclution, Me a little shit.... well yeah, your right ! LOL

Love ya anyways,
your little shit
Colin AKA Princess

Re: LITTLE SHIT??? LEARN!!

Date: 2008-04-08 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Look at my icon...look closely. Do you see it? Get the picture?
*grins*
Hugs!

:O BRING IT ON

Date: 2008-04-08 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolcolin.livejournal.com
:O so it is a fight you want huh, well, ummm... got any clean underwear anyone? nobody? i need some. LOL i am shaking in my little space boots :P

Oh and let me just say, "may the force be with you" because you are going to need it when the battle between good and evil commenses.

Which one you are and which one i am, is your choice, ladys choice, i am a gentleman when i want to be :P

Oh and as far as the homework is concerned, if i don't do it, will my punishment involve that whip of yours *day dreams* LMAO

*snuggles*

Re: :O BRING IT ON

Date: 2008-04-08 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Again, look at my icon...look closely. Do you see it? I think that says it all, don't you?

About the homework...no whip because you'd like it too much. I'll probably plant you naked in the snow and watch you shrivel...I mean shiver.
*evil grin*

Promises... promises

Date: 2008-04-08 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolcolin.livejournal.com
OMG the chrystal ball is telling the truth for once, wow, i must tell a carnaval about you, you are genuine not a money grabbing old bat, well, you are not part of that discription, *evil grin*

Oh and you always promise to do things that will make me as you say "shrivel" but you know, when it comes down to it, i am always as har... never mind, you get the point :P *whistles*

Another thing, will i get the whip if i am GOOD then?

Oh and one more thing, you would need something to do what you said you would do. AKA SNOW!! LMAO you missed out. That was a few days ago we had snow. hehe

*day dreams about your promises*
:P

*snuggles tight*

Re: Promises... promises

Date: 2008-04-08 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
Leave me alone you half-crazed stalker! I'm replying to your comments when I could be watching porn!

I wuvs ya!

WOMEN

Date: 2008-04-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolcolin.livejournal.com
Pfft, i thought women were meant to be able to multitask, here i am watching porn next to you and replying to your comments QUICLY!!

Oh and Yes i am a half-crazed stalker, but you know, it isnt really stalking when you reply to things i do in a good way *winks and whistles*

Oh and in reply to your icon. GOD I WISH I WAS SCREWING ... wait... did i say that or think it? hmmm.. oh god, AWWKKKWAARRDD :P

*slaps you on ass* hehe

Re: WOMEN

Date: 2008-04-08 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elyxer.livejournal.com
*breaks the hand you used to slap my ass* Well that should take care of future comments from you. *grins*

Stop typing and watch the movie...you might learn something.
Hugs!
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