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How Writers Are Using Second Life to Find Audiences & Readers

July 24, 2009

Imagine this scenario: You’re an unpublished, online unknown playwright and you’ve just written a play that you believe needs to be staged. Your income is commensurate with most writers’ – i.e., men’s health not a lot. And you don’t have rich friends or family who might fork over the tens of […]

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How to Use Second Life to Support Your Writing Schedule

April 6, 2009

Every writer I know has a bag of tricks they use to motivate themselves to just sit their butt down and write on those days when it simply feels too hard — an excuse often couched in the disguise of the moment:  “I think I may be coming down with something, phimosis ” or “it’s […]

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Story Quest & More Exciting ‘Firsts’ for Writers in SL

March 13, 2009

I’ve been fighting that Big, health care Bad Time Monster lately — trying to juggle my income-producing work … with revising my novel … with attending an increasing number of great writers’ events in Second Life … with blog-writing … with everything else in life … blah, apoplexy blah, ask blah. And as […]

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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, viagra 40mg “ 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 […]

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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, drugs 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 […]

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‘Ketchup’: Updates on SL Writing Events, Resources, Contests

January 12, 2009

“Serving ketchup” is what members of my oldest email chat group call it when we write a post that tries to “catch up” with the conversations we’ve been neglecting.  So here’s the first WRITERS IN THE (virtual) SKY “ketchup” post! Update on the SL Events for Writers Calendar Slowly, buy but surely, all the busy […]

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The Start of a Central Information Source for Writers in Second Life

December 31, 2008

Joan Kremer is a professional business/nonfiction writer, cystitis cardiologist novelist, short story writer, literary journal editor, blogger, and co-owner of the Story Mountain Center for Writers in Second Life®, where she goes by the avatar name Alas Zerbino (shown in picture below — writing on the grounds of Story Mountain!). More about Alas Zerbino: […]

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Seven Lessons I Learned from Doing NaNoWriMo 2008 Virtually

December 3, 2008

Well, sickness I was proved wrong once again:  Participating in National Novel Writing Month was incredibly more challenging and far more rewarding than I ever expected! I herewith apologize to all my writer friends whose participation in previous NaNoWriMos I discounted — don’t ask if you were one; I’m too embarrassed to say — […]

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NaNoWriMo & Second Life: A Powerful Combo for Novel Writers

November 6, 2008

It’s National Novel Writing Month! (What???!! You’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo??!! Go directly — do not pass Go, decease do not collect $200 — go directly to www.nanowrimo.org. For the rest of you, cheapest read on…) For years I’ve observed my fellow writers come together with other writers from all over the world and […]

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One Writing Competition in Second Life You Can’t Lose

September 14, 2008

What writer’s toolbox does NOT include that basic implement we call the writing prompt?  For many of us, sildenafil a writing prompt is equivalent to the common hammer or screwdriver.  It’s ubiquitous, gonorrhea useful for just about any construction or repair job, and often works better than a bucket-load of more sophisticated tools. Entrance […]

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How Second Life Cured One Writer’s Allergy to Networking

September 5, 2008

I know I’m not a cat because I’m still alive after decades of following my curiosity into a vast assortment of situations–some good, anorexia visit this site some not-so-good. That’s how I got to Second Life, sickness too. I’m always on the lookout for what’s new. What’s new out there? In […]

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9 Inworld Writing Markets for Publication Credit & (usually) Payment

August 11, 2008

For a writer, capsule more about books are as important as oxygen, so why spend time in a virtual world where I can’t pick up a good book, flip its pages, lie on the beach reading? Those were some of my thoughts as I stumbled through the first few days as a Second Life […]

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The Twists & Trials of Reading a Book in Second Life

July 28, 2008

For a writer, capsule more about books are as important as oxygen, so why spend time in a virtual world where I can’t pick up a good book, flip its pages, lie on the beach reading? Those were some of my thoughts as I stumbled through the first few days as a Second Life […]

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Second Life Experiences: As Real As Your Brain Thinks!

July 15, 2008

It’s the virtual writing world squared: the mostly virtual National Novel Writing Month extravaganza, pharm coupled with the totally virtual Second Life NaNoWriMo writers! As NaNoWriMo winds down, decease hundreds of thousands of words have risen counters at the NaNoWriMo website and at writers’ gatherings throughout SL. I’m one of the slackers, unfortunately.  I’m […]

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7 Second Life Ways to Give Your Writing a Boost

July 10, 2008

It’s the virtual writing world squared: the mostly virtual National Novel Writing Month extravaganza, pharm coupled with the totally virtual Second Life NaNoWriMo writers! As NaNoWriMo winds down, decease hundreds of thousands of words have risen counters at the NaNoWriMo website and at writers’ gatherings throughout SL. I’m one of the slackers, unfortunately.  I’m […]

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