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Alyjude's Cellar changes to a Writers Support Group? - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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Alyjude's Cellar changes to a Writers Support Group?
As you know, I posted a while back that I would be closing the Cellar (not to be confused with alysbasement) unless folks like the idea put forth by members of the group, namely that it be modified to become a safe haven for authors who are suffering writers block. It could become a place where authors could work through issues, stories, plot lines, problem areas, RL issues, ranting, receive motivators (from readers and artists?), and get their mojo back. So please take this poll if it sounds interesting to you. If enough people think it might worth pursuing, I'll offer a "How It Can Happen" post that will include asking for ideas and suggestions.



FOR AUTHORS ONLY: Would you join a writers support group designed to smash writers block?

YES, POINT THE WAY
19(86.4%)
NO THANKS
0(0.0%)
TELL ME MORE (provide email in comments if you check this box)
0(0.0%)
My response is in the comments
3(13.6%)

FOR ARTISTS/READERS ONLY: Would you like to join a writers support group in order to help authors over a writers block?

SURE
18(85.7%)
TELL ME MORE (provied email in comments if this box is checked)
1(4.8%)
No, thanks
0(0.0%)
My answer is in the comment section
2(9.5%)

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snycock From: snycock Date: March 1st, 2013 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure that I belong in either of those two categories, but I'd be happy to do whatever I could to help writers break their writer's block.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 4th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Help is what many would be there for

meaning, to give it :) so you'd fit RIGHT IN!
fabrisse From: fabrisse Date: March 1st, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm working on something original and would love to Workshop with other writers and maybe have a designated beta/support.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 7th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)

*nods*

I did send an email to you about that. :)
kaleecat From: kaleecat Date: March 4th, 2013 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
A little late to the game, but I think thats a good idea for a small group. I'm assuming it would be an invite thing. As an author I'd love the help but I think I would probably be edge more towards the supportive reader as I probably need to focus more on my academic writing. Tho I've always found if my fiction writing is flowing, then my academic writing does. (there's a reason my friend & I wrote prolifically together when we were in college).
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 7th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I've heard that when we are helped in one area of writing

it can help in others, so in your case, you might be able to both offer support and discover new methods to help you whenever needed (either ff or academic!)!
stargatesg1971 From: stargatesg1971 Date: March 4th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to support as a reader, though I'm not sure how much use I'd be.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 7th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

You'd be surprised how much a 'reader' can help!

As readers, we see things authors can miss, we have the ability to cheer lead, and it's amazing what our minds come up with that could help. :)
ozsaur From: ozsaur Date: March 5th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I periodically have problems with writer's block and it's so frustrating. I'm very interested in this kind of group!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 7th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Excellent!

...er...not the writer's block, but the interest in such a group! LOL!
ozsaur From: ozsaur Date: March 7th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Excellent!

LOL

I'm looking forward to whatever you come up with.
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: March 6th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
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As always, my intentions for participating (commenting) are good... but it frequently slips my mind. (I'm wondering if one can develop ADD as an adult!)

And I'm a 'Little Red Hen' -- "I'll do it myself!" I'm not used to looking for help. OTOH, I am blocked on a story, and could use some input, so maybe I can learn different ways of doing things.
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alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 7th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)

COOL!

It's looking more and more like we're going the "Support Group" route. :)
alobear From: alobear Date: March 7th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have recently been reminded just how amazing good feedback can be in encouraging creativity and feeling good about oneself (alyburns stands in the background with pom-poms) - so I'm all for this.

I'd be happy to contribute/benefit as author, beta, general reader and supporter.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 8th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)

*BG*

It will be super with you aboard!
lucky241 From: lucky241 Date: March 8th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to be involved in something like this. I have 3 stories that I just cannot get through. I think I wrote myself into a corner.

But I also find that helping others also helps me.

So in any capacity you need, I"M IN!!!!
babs_sg1 From: babs_sg1 Date: March 10th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be in as soon as you had it available. I want to write again, but I keep getting stuck and need the cheerleading.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 11th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Babs, I'm sending you an invite now

so you'll be in place when it changes over! :)
unbelievable2 From: unbelievable2 Date: March 17th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi, late to the party, as usual. I'd be pleased to be a reader/cheerleader. I'm *hoping* to produce some fic at least idc, but I wouldn't class myself as a TS author as yet!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 17th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

If you're already a member

just stay put; but if not, let me know and I'll send an invite right away! Then you'll be in place when we make the change. *G* Email me with your email addy for the invite.

alysideburns at gmail dot com
unbelievable2 From: unbelievable2 Date: March 18th, 2013 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: If you're already a member

Tried sending you a message in lj but it won't let me. Perhaps if I friend you?.......
unbelievable2 From: unbelievable2 Date: March 18th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not on the cellar list. I'll email you my address.
lucky241 From: lucky241 Date: March 19th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
how do I get an invite?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 19th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Just send me your

email! Send to alysideburns at gmail dot com :)
lucky241 From: lucky241 Date: March 21st, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

my email

ally, did you get my email address? I've tried emailing you twice now, but wasn't sure if it went through or not.

How are things with you?

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