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I've recently been promoted to co-moderator of the Other Worlds Writers Workshop, and we'd be happy to have a few new members.

OWWW is a well-established workshop-style online group which has been around for more than ten years, open to anyone interested in writing original speculative fiction, fantasy, or science fiction. The requirements for membership are fairly low; you have to participate on average twice a month, and participation can be either submitting a story or critiquing one submitted by others. Six crits are required before subbing your first story, but after that it's just the two-something-per-month minimum. The stories people write range from a few thousand words to entire novels of 200K or more (you get extra credit for subbing or critting a novel, of course!), and run the gamut from hard SF to steampunk to high fantasy to time travel to just plain weird. In addition to the writing experience, it's a great place to ask for/offer advice about everything from potential markets to medieval currency to the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow.

Check out the OWWW website for more information; if you're interested you can join via the OWWW Yahoo Group. I know some of you dabble in original fiction and we'd love to have you!

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duniazade
Dec. 15th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
I'd love to join, but I'm going to be very busy for the next four or five months (international move), so I'm afraid I won't be able to participate actively right now.

Would it be OK for me to join, on the understanding that I'll contribute as soon as I can? I would visit and read in the meantime, but probably won't have time to write either crit or fic.
delphipsmith
Dec. 15th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I'd wait until you feel you can make the minimum. That way there won't be any undue pressure added to your RL commitments (and we won't have to give you the Evil Eye for not participating!). We do calculate the stats every month and the Senior Moderator is pretty strict about bouncing new members who don't participate. But we'd love to have you and we'll still be there when you're ready! Where are you moving to? "International move" sounds quite exciting...

Edited at 2013-12-15 12:16 am (UTC)
duniazade
Dec. 15th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
We're moving from Paris to Bucharest, and it's a lot of hassle (big house, both living quarters and business, stuff, stuff, paperwork, stuff...). And we're supposed to come back to France in a few years. ~is already exhausted~

Ok, I'll knock on the door when I'm ready. Looking forward to it, and thanks for the invitation!
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