A writing forum would be cool

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I think that a forum for writing and stories would be cool. You could get your stories critiqued and other people could help you with your story. I enjoy writing and I would like to get a book or two published in the future, so it would be very good to see what a lot of people think of the stories I write and how I could improve them.
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Sounds great! I do a lot of writing too. (have a couple of novels under works) and it would be great to let people judge them and give me a few pointers.
     
  3. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't you worried about someone robbing your words?

    There's also the issue of posting 15-100 pages of fiction onto this forum.
     
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  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I think new forums have to be at least tangentially computer or Mac-related... there's a case to be made for the digital photography forum, I'm not sure whether there is for a specific writing forum.
     
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    I doubt that there is enough intrest for this, but why can't you use the community forum?
     
  7. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    Um, word processing? The power of Word? Pages? :eek:

    Er, maybe it's a bit of a stretch.
     
  8. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    I think it would be neat, interesting to read and fun. So, I vote yes for this. I do like your idea. :)
     
  9. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    You know there are people who use Macs to write books, so it can be Mac-related. People use Macs for Digital Photography, and Writing, so all the more reason to have the forum.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins and William Gibson were/are Mac users, supposedly, to mention a few... ;)
     
  11. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    iBookG4User, maybe you'll just have to settle for using the Community forum to post your writing. I assume you're not too worried about plagiarism, theft of ideas, or loss of privacy from metadata embedded within your Word attachments...

    (Yeah, I'm a little paranoid. :eek: )
     
  12. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not really, I've posted some of my stories on smaller forums before. It's not as if I'm going to post the entire book.
     
  13. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    What are the stories are mostly going to be about?
     
  14. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    I really like the werewolf stories, so that's been what I've been writing about lately.
     
  15. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Not to mention the author lady in "Stranger than fiction"

    not that that has a lot to do with real life authors...
     
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    I think we could easily make it mac/computer related. There are lots of powerful and fun software titles out there to help with a writer's task that go way beyond Pages and Word - Final Draft, Power Structure, Scrivener. Not only could posters post LINKS to their works, they could also state how technology helped them in the process. My $.02.
     
  18. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    What do the mods think of this idea? I still think it would be great to have that forum, and I'm sure that there would be enough interest in it.
     

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