Casual visitors to the site may not have fully explored what goes on around here, but in addition to the classes and community forums, there’s also a closed-door writing workshop where you can safely post your work and get feedback on it without risking its status as a publishable story by releasing it into the wild. I’ve done a lot more critiquing than I have writing, and people have asked when I’m going to start putting stories out there again. So I did, and I thought I’d create a thread where you can announce that you’re workshopping a story and are looking for feedback. There are ways to browse stories in the workshop menu, but I also thought that non-workshop members might be interested in seeing the activity in that part of the site if they’re on the fence about signing up.
I just published a new draft of a years-old story from a writer’s duel straight from these very forums. It’s about Willow, an apprentice in a very specific type of magic fleeing to the safety of the most dangerous entity in her woods.
Workshop members who click that link should see the story available for download and commenting, while non-members will see the synopsis and an invitation to join the club.
If you have a story that you’d like to advertise for workshopping, especially if you’re struggling to get reviews, feel free to post it in this thread. Maybe there’s an old story hanging around in the crypt you’d like to give another shot at critiques. Hopefully this can be a useful hangout for workshop members and a good place to show non-members what we’ve been up to.
This is a good idea.
It should be a pinned post, so people are sure to see it when they click on Community.