Learn the power of words in a world completely made of words. Wesleyan University's Resident Writer, novelist Kit Reed talks with writers and a select group of alums workshop stories in this unique online community, StoryMOO. Discussions unfold in a text-based environment where writers get together to talk about their work in a dynamic, informal setting. On StoryMOO, writers who live on different coasts-- or continents-- in different time zones can get together to workshop their fiction in real-time. Logging on from different parts of the country, they post notes on each other's stories on a list on StoryMOO called *wes a day or so before they sit down together to talk about what makes a story work. The magic of online synchronicity makes it possible for people who live too far away to meet offline to get together in cyberspace. In this real-time workshop, the only thing that matters is the stories themselves, and what the writers have to say about their, and others' fiction. Inaugurated in l998, StoryMOO is a supportive virtual community with a life of its own.
Called "one of our brightest cultural commentators" by Publishers
Weekly, Kit Reed has two books coming within the year, The Night
Children a novel for young adults set in the MegaMall, the world's
complex, and Enclave, which takes
place in an abandoned abbey on a mountainous island near Greece. Recent
books by Kit Reed include The Baby Merchant, Thinner Than
Thou and the short story collection, Dogs of Truth.
On the west side
of the square, you see the door to
RedWriter's Place, where Kit Reed can be found. If you're in any
doubt about how to get around, type HELP ME MORE.
It's easy to get to StoryMOO. Just click on the hot link and follow the login instructions below.
At StoryMOO screen type Connect Guest.
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