February 2009

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Learning About Second Life Wow! Second Life is a lot to learn!  At least that’s what I’ve realized as I’ve worked on these posts.  So if you’re just starting out in this virtual world, be patient!!  In Part 1 of this series, I gave my (opinionated) advice [...]

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Learning About Second LifeWelcome back! I hope you’re finding Second Life half as intriguing as I do!   In Part 1 of this series, I described these six steps that helped me — and I hope can help you — in Second Life: Learn a little about [...]

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A Writer’s Guide to Learning About Second Life (Part 1)

February 17, 2009

“Why aren’t more writers flocking to Second Life?” I asked my partner one day. “Because SL is pretty overwhelming at first,” my partner answered. I laughed. “You should know! Remember how you wore two sets of hair for the longest time? Kept wandering off and getting lost?” (see photo below for example) No verbal response […]

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Biweekly Writers’ Meets Start in SL

February 13, 2009

BIWEEKLY WRITERS’ MEETS START IN SL: Every Monday and Friday at 2 p.m. SLT (Pacific time) all writers in Second Life who wish to can sit down together in-world and spend a focused hour (or more) on writing at the Gypsy Camp at Thistle Down on Milk Wood, a great SL location for writers to hang out. You can choose to make the meet competitive by displaying goals and total word count, or just work on your own writing privately. Monthly prizes in various categories will be awarded, says writer Harriet Gausman, host of the event, “but that is not what will drive you. You will be driven by the desire to finally get those words on paper and rid yourself of your literary angst.” The gypsy camp is equipped with typewriters and desks and a beautiful, calm environment perfectly conducive to thinking and creating.

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“Power of Place”-themed Poetry Wanted for Exhibit

February 9, 2009

CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS:  Poetry on the theme of “The Power of Place” is being sought for an art/poetry exhibition at the Dakota Skies sim in Second Life.  The exhibit will run through March 15 at the Dakota Skies Events Center.  Dakota Skies owner Dakota Dreamscape (herself a published poet in real life) seeks poetry […]

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January Issue of AnonLiterary Magazine

February 5, 2009

ANON LITERARY MAGAZINE JANUARY ISSUE AVAILABLE:  Check out another great issue of one of Second Life’s best literary journals, AnonLiterary, either in-world (available at many locations, including its home base in Second Life) or via PDF at the Anon Web site.

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The Story Trail in SL: A Magical Experience for Creative Writers

February 1, 2009

When’s the last time you combined a walking meditation in a  lush, serene natural setting with a creative writing session?  Where you didn’t have to worry about cold, heat, rain, snow, mosquitoes, gnats, or any other bothersome aspect of nature. Where all you had to concentrate on was your writing and the gorgeous surroundings? For […]

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