Absolute Write is Back!

  The forums are on! This is essentially a public beta test. There are some things to know first: * This is new software. The mods and I are learning it right along with the rest of you. * There will be glitches; I’ll fix them as soon as I can, but you’re going to … Read more

Absolute Write Water Cooler Forums Migration Update

* The server is up and running.  * The old vBulletin posts are in. * The new software is installed.  * We’re days away.  I’m still configuring the way that Share Your Work will be protected. We’re waiting for one last security package to be installed, and an more robust backup method for the forum.  … Read more

More progress

We’ve made some more progress. Right now, we’re waiting on two consultants schedules. But we’re closer! PLEASE STOP JUST CHECKING. We’re moving the entire server, and converting to new forum software. It’s going to take some time. We will absolutely let the world know when we’re ready for you to log on. In the meantime: … Read more

Reading Challenges for 2019

Writers generally like to read, and with the distractions offered by WIPs, alternate media, work, and home life, it’s increasingly important to make time to read. Reading is good for your brain, it’s good for your writing, and reading is an opportunity to engage in something that’s quiet and peaceful to give your hind brain … Read more

On the Importance of Community

Writing has a reputation as a solitary profession. We picture authors curled in their hermitages, pouring out words hour after hour and not interacting with another human for days. I wasn’t immune to this preconception, so it has been one of my greatest surprises that my writing profession has leaned on community in ways I … Read more

Interview at Writer Unboxed

If you’ve ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes workings at Absolute Write and the Absolute Write forums, Jan O’Hara over at Writer Unboxed has just posted a two-part interview with me about Absolute Write, the community, the mods, and writing. Jan does a heckuva fun interview, and I’m not just saying that because she interviewed me—she’s … Read more