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Subject:Re: Writer list From:"Bruce B. Harper" <BHARPER -at- VTVM1 -dot- CC -dot- VT -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 19 Nov 1993 16:57:01 EST
On Fri, 19 Nov 1993 13:34:10 -0500 MaryEllen Read said:
>Looking in my "lists of lists," I found the same address given that
>bounced you back. But - I also had a note that I unsubscribed from
>Writers because it was "trivia, just dumb" IMHO of course. I may have
>gotten in on a poor thread at the time though.
The WRITERS list is alive and well and filling mailboxes with "trivia"
along with poetry, responses to a "write something with
100-monosyllable-words" challenge, critiques, and much more. The list
sometimes gets a tad off track from things, but it is a very friendly
list that goes beyond on-screen relationships. There is a postcard
exchange going on, several people have been playing telphone tag, and
a couple of face-to-face visits have been arranged. We have occasional
flame wars about various things (including one over copyrights on material
that had been published on the list that even got us chastised by an
EFF lawyer). A recent discussion was about those who sign onto the list
expecting a very narrow focus on writing and don't find it, then try to
change the list to suit them, followed by a scathing "I'm leaving"
message. There are threads about writer's block, questions about plot
development, urges from members to someone to submit something written for
the list to a magazine, questions and suggestions about how and where to
submit writings, and on and on. The list takes a little getting used to
at first, as there is a very high volume of mail shared back and forth.
WRITERS resides on the LISTSERV at NDSUVM1 on the BITNET side and
on the LISTSERV at vm1.nodak.edu on the Internet side.
Give it another shot; we'll be glad to see you.
Administrative Display System Bruce B. Harper, Manager
129 Smyth Hall, Institutional Research
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0433
BHARPER -at- VTVM1 -dot- CC -dot- VT -dot- EDU