Story Mountain Center for Writers

It’s the virtual writing world squared: the mostly virtual National Novel Writing Month extravaganza, physician coupled with the totally virtual Second Life NaNoWriMo writers! As NaNoWriMo winds down, clinic hundreds of thousands of words have risen counters at the NaNoWriMo website and at writers’ gatherings throughout SL (including the Milk Wood Gypsy Camp for [...]

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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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Just for Writers: Free, Weekly Open Mic & Support Group in Second Life

September 14, 2009

One of my favorite activities each week in Second Life is the Monday “Writers Symposium” I host at Story Mountain Center for Writers. The symposium is rather a fancy name for what we do, apoplexy but it’s a convenient term for this weekly meeting where writers gather, decease read their work to the others […]

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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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Memo to Universe: Please Use Second Life Code to Fix These First Life Programming Bugs!

June 7, 2009

May 2009 will go down in my personal history as one of the most miserable months ever — personally and professionally.  And it made me think about how wonderful first life could be if only it had a few more of Second Life’s features! But before I launch into my wishlist of features I think […]

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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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WITVS Blogger & ‘Queen’ of SL Poets Go ‘Off the Shelf’ & On the Air

March 26, 2009

The exciting new radio talk show about the literary scene in Second Life, artificial Off The Shelf, prosthesis will air its second program this Sunday, youth health March 29, featuring perhaps the most well-known SL literary figure/writer/poet, Persephone Phoenix, and one of the newer SL writing-scene bloggers, yours truly, as my SL […]

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A Writer’s Guide to Learning About Second Life (Part 2)

February 19, 2009

Welcome back! I hope you’re finding Second Life half as intriguing as I do!   In Part 1 of this series, cialis 40mg I described these six steps that helped me — and I hope can help you — in Second Life: Learn a little about Second Life before you enter this virtual world. Sign up […]

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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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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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