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JennaGlatzer
10-11-2006, 01:40 PM
Why, yes, it's a new board!

This was an idea I've vaguely kicked around for a long time, but it wasn't until BottomlessCup put it into words and suggested it to me that I decided it was a really good idea. He called it an "on-topic Office Party."

There are some topics that come up that are applicable to all or most writers, regardless of whether they write fiction or nonfiction, screenplays or poems or articles. And there's never been a place exactly right for those topics.

So we wind up discussing things like plagiarism, motivation, supportive spouses, etc. on the genre/medium-specific boards, when they really could be posted in a general area where all sorts of writers would look and feel comfortable about participating. I know that there are sometimes topics on the Novels board that I feel weird about jumping into just because I'm not a novelist, even if the topic applies to me. Sort of feels like crashing a party where I don't belong.

This, then, is going to be a board where we can discuss things that apply to most writers. It might take a little experimenting to figure out exactly where to draw the lines, so go easy on the mods while we work on this over the next week or two. We'll try moving some topics here to get this board started right, and give people an idea of the sorts of things we'd like to see here.

Hope you enjoy!

mdin
10-11-2006, 01:50 PM
That was really weird. I was in the middle of reading Teddy's post when you moved it. I stepped out of the thread and ended up in a completely different place. Kinda like getting off the bus at the wrong stop.

Anyway, I think this is a good idea. A writing forum. Very cool.

L M Ashton
10-11-2006, 02:00 PM
Very cool and very suitable, I think. :) Love the decor, too.

aruna
10-11-2006, 02:08 PM
Good idea!

KTC
10-11-2006, 02:13 PM
Very cool and very suitable, I think. :) Love the decor, too.

Great idea, Jenna. But Quid...really? You like ratan?

L M Ashton
10-11-2006, 02:33 PM
Yes, I do, and it's completely suitable for the climate. :) Why do you think we have loads of it around?

KTC
10-11-2006, 02:36 PM
It makes waffle marks on my legs!

TeddyG
10-11-2006, 02:41 PM
That was really weird. I was in the middle of reading Teddy's post when you moved it. I stepped out of the thread and ended up in a completely different place. Kinda like getting off the bus at the wrong stop.


My posts will do that to you. They are really confusing...cause Kevin confuses me all the time...
:D

aadams73
10-11-2006, 03:34 PM
This is a really great idea!

alleycat
10-11-2006, 03:48 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me.

BottomlessCup
10-11-2006, 04:16 PM
As my nephew is fond of saying, "Neato Burrito!"

I'm so excited!

Cath
10-11-2006, 05:16 PM
I like this idea - now, I guess we just have to hope the threads don't get hi-jacked too often. :)

Susan Flemming
10-11-2006, 06:06 PM
This is a great idea, Jenna. There have been quite a few times when I've been reading along in a thread and wanted to post a reply and didn't because I felt like I'd be jumping into a conversation others might consider me ill-informed to comment on because I don't write in that genre or I'm not published in that genre, etc... even though as you say, the topic is one that affects many writers regardless of genre or publication status.

P.H.Delarran
10-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Oh wonderful!

DeniseK
10-11-2006, 06:15 PM
This is a great idea, Jenna. There have been quite a few times when I've been reading along in a thread and wanted to post a reply and didn't because I felt like I'd be jumping into a conversation others might consider me ill-informed to comment on because I don't write in that genre or I'm not published in that genre, etc... even though as you say, the topic is one that affects many writers regardless of genre or publication status.

I couldn't have said it better.

Soccer Mom
10-11-2006, 06:24 PM
Why, how did I end up here? I turned left at OP and saw a new door and...why look...here's my friends. Hmmm, like the new addition. You've done nice things with the place, but a few lamps and some shades would really dress it up.

Freckles
10-11-2006, 06:49 PM
Thanks, Jenna! My eyes did a double take when I saw the new board. Looks like it will be a worthwhile board!

MidnightMuse
10-11-2006, 07:03 PM
I like it !

SpookyWriter
10-11-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm wondering since this is a Roundtable discussion then who gets to play Percy?

WerenCole
10-11-2006, 10:03 PM
I'm Lancelot!


No, really. . . there have been a couple things that I have been thinking about that I didn't want to put in the novel forum, or the shorts forum or the sports writing forum nor OP and definitely not TIO. . . Perfecto! Thanks Jenna!

dclary
10-11-2006, 10:35 PM
Gawain the Stout: present.

ChaosTitan
10-12-2006, 08:02 AM
What an awesome forum idea! Thanks, Jenna!

JennaGlatzer
10-12-2006, 08:16 AM
Wait, thank BottomlessCup! It was his idea! I just took him up on it. :)

Glad you all approve. I think it'll become a popular spot when we get the hang of what belongs here!

L M Ashton
10-12-2006, 04:11 PM
A hanging? Who're we hanging? *looks around* There's a stout beam over there we can use!

ChaosTitan
10-12-2006, 04:33 PM
Thanks, BottomlessCup!

Psst! Quid, I've got a length of rope....

Simran
10-12-2006, 04:41 PM
great idea!

Serenity
10-12-2006, 04:42 PM
:popcorn:

Maryn
10-12-2006, 10:06 PM
To quote an Irish Spring (overly scented soap) ad of yesteryear: We ladies like it, too!

Maryn, who's wasting a lot of brain space with old commercials

MidnightMuse
10-12-2006, 10:14 PM
Maryn, who's wasting a lot of brain space with old commercials

Mental pocket lint :D

chicagogal
10-18-2006, 08:59 AM
I logged on to AW just by chance tonight. fibromyalgia has been on my case all day, so here I am trying to put my mind elsewhere(my body too if I could). the idea sounds great. when do we start. it appears that you are feeling good now, Jenna. I am so happy for you. I just love babies. do you need a sitter?

dragonjax
10-27-2006, 04:40 AM
Ooh, what a terrific idea! Huzzah, BottomlessCup!

sealy
12-28-2006, 09:11 PM
My mistake. I thought this was the ALGONQUIN round table. Shoot. I wanted to be H.L. Mencken!

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