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Meaney
02-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Am I the only one who thinks it's a glaring omission for Absolute Write not to have a dedicated room to Travel Writing, under the "General" or "Genre Specific" sections? Surely this burgeoning form deserves equal attention as "Business and Technical" or "Sportswriting and Fitness Writing."

MacAllister
02-06-2010, 07:56 AM
Actually, since I tend to be a lumper not a splitter, I'm forever looking for ways to roll forums into each other, rather than splitting them out even further.

There's simply never been enough demand for a dedicated Travel forum. There are a handful of rooms where travel-writing threads are perfectly appropriate, though.

cheers!

Meaney
02-06-2010, 08:04 AM
Hi, Mac. Thanks for your observations.

If there's insufficient demand, that probably decides it. But, while I concede I am a splitter and not a lumper, travel writing has unique demands, techniques and tips which may not always be relevant to other writing forms and which could get lost in a broader thread.

Medievalist
02-06-2010, 09:29 AM
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If there's insufficient demand, that probably decides it. But, while I concede I am a splitter and not a lumper, travel writing has unique demands, techniques and tips which may not always be relevant to other writing forms and which could get lost in a broader thread.


Starting a thread about travel writing isn't at all a problem. And if you start a thread, say here in Freelance (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3), and it proves enormously popular, it could lead to, well, all sorts of things.

But probably not a pony.

BenPanced
02-06-2010, 10:05 AM
Or a blue bicycle. :cry:

Birol
02-06-2010, 10:33 AM
But probably not a pony.

Yes, MacAllister seems decidedly against the members having ponies.

Terie
02-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Or a blue bicycle. :cry:

:e2bike2:

Meaney
02-06-2010, 12:36 PM
Starting a thread about travel writing isn't at all a problem. And if you start a thread, say here in Freelance (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3), and it proves enormously popular, it could lead to, well, all sorts of things.

Good advice. Done! (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4607894#post4607894)

eqb
02-07-2010, 01:12 AM
Yes, MacAllister seems decidedly against the members having ponies.

*sulks*

Brad
02-07-2010, 02:33 AM
I guess you can put it in mostly any forum, but yeah, I think more people are traveling now than ever and it will probably continue to grow.