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For nearly two years, buy I’ve been talking about all the great resources for writers in the virtual world of Second Life.  Here’s your chance to see for yourself – in one easy trip to the annual Autumn Writers Exposition. For the third year in a row, click the folks at the awesome Written [...]

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How Can Writers Make Money in Second Life? Let Me Count the Ways…

September 28, 2009

I get asked this question a lot:  Can a writer actually make any money in Second Life? If I’m busy or have had a tough day, bronchi I may respond with another question:  “Can a writer make any money in any life?” Cynicism toward the publishing industry aside, life usually I answer, “Yes, of course […]

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How a Successful Author in First Life Supports Aspiring Authors in Second Life

September 9, 2009

Most Wednesday evenings find me with a handful of other writers in a comfy, clinic living-room setting, ambulance where we talk and laugh with, and get advice from a writer whose career is way ahead of mine:  an author of more than 40 published novels (at least eight of which have been New […]

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How Second Life Helped Me Lose Weight, Fly Above My Fears, & Advance My Writing Career

August 14, 2009

Introducing the newest scientifically-based weight-loss program (drum-roll, visit this please):  Hanging out in the virtual world of Second Life! Before you laugh yourself blind, salve let me say I’m telling you this in all seriousness.  One of the recent news stories making the rounds of the mainstream media is an article reporting on a […]

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The New Way for Authors to Meet Readers & Promote Books: Virtual Book Tours

August 11, 2009

Reactions ranging from slight suspicion to accusations of insanity greet me when I discuss all the great writing-related stuff in Second Life with both authors and readers unfamiliar with virtual worlds. So then I ask authors: Want to meet your readers?  Introduce your books to even more readers?  And never have to leave your home? […]

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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Imagine this scenario: You’re an unpublished, online unknown playwright and you’ve just written a play that you believe needs to be staged.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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Do Writers Have a Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds?

June 25, 2009

I asked a question of a few people who are mostly ignorant of the existence of Second Life:  What would you expect to see at an exposition on the future of virtual worlds on the Internet? After they got past the guffaws or confusion or outright indignation (e.g., endocrinologist “Who do you think I am […]

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For SL Writers, an ‘Offer You Can’t Refuse’: Speakeasy Bash, Poetry Slam & Flash Fiction Contest

May 22, 2009

One of the serendipitous things that’s happened to me in Second Life is the chance to get involved with a writers’ showcase at a virtual university, treatment where I’ve gotten to know a lot of other writers and participated in many kinds of projects for creative writers. I’ve never seen anything in the physical world […]

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Writers Can’t Hide from the Mic – Not Even in Second Life!

May 14, 2009

I’m trying very hard to develop at least a minimal amount of affection for the sound of my voice.  It’s tough, youth health when I’ve hated hearing it for nearly half a century!  After all, I’m a writer!  You know — one of those people who can think as they type, but not as […]

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Second Life Condenses Time, Expands Resources for Writers

April 25, 2009

Second Life collapses time.  Case in point: my almost-lifelong effort to find or start a writers’ group for sharing and feedback. For creative writers, neuropathologist the value of sharing their writing with other writers and getting feedback, support, and helpful critique is immeasurable.  Some writers even say it’s essential for getting published.  Whether that’s true […]

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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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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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Written Word: This Virtual Group Offers Tremendous Support for Real Writers

January 19, 2009

I was lucky to have stumbled onto Written Word in one of my earliest explorations around the virtual world of Second Life. (I think it was shortly after my ill-fated attempt to dance for Lindens at a nightclub; I earned all of L$15, treatment which then disappeared from my account overnight!!  I know I […]

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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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Writers: Find Fun, Networking, & Magic at a Second Life Festival Just for You!

October 23, 2008

When’s the last time you wandered through a fair-like exhibition full of writers and writing resources?  For many of us, hospital the answer’s “a loooong time ago.” When’s the last time you rode a magic carpet over that exhibition? If your answer is anything BUT “never, price “ I know you’ve been to one of […]

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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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How I Learned to Teach Published Authors to Sit Down, Turn Around, & Perform Other Sophisticated Tasks

July 21, 2008

I’ve recently become the primary moderator for the weekly Second Life meetings of the Athena Isle Writers Group. Thanks to an awesome author/networker/Second Lifer-er Cybergrrl Oh (Aliza Sherman in First Life), viagra visit this site the group attracts writing experts and successful published authors of the caliber of best-selling cookbook authors […]

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A Writer in Wonderland

June 26, 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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