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A million monkeys...

I hereby propose a Metafilter Writers Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Dec 12, 2007 - 165 comments


Big, sloppy thank-you to MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by mothershock on Oct 29, 2007 - 40 comments

National Novel Writing Month 2007

Only eight days before National Novel Writing Month kicks off. Is anyone participating? If so, share within, please. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Oct 23, 2007 - 65 comments

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (PST)

Has any more thought been given to a MetaSpace for creative writing? As in a help-me-improve-this zone? Not a Penguin-type wiki by any means--simply an impromptu writers' workshop. I'm assuming AskMe is absolutely inappropriate for that sort of thing, and that it's out of scope for MeFi Projects. MeFi is a nice demographic for this kind of thing, BTW, as it seems to consist mostly of snarky articulate bastards. Thanks.
posted by YamwotIam on Mar 31, 2007 - 23 comments

Metafilter Writer's Group on Vox

The Metafilter Writer's Group: the Vox edition. (more inside).
posted by empath on Oct 13, 2006 - 15 comments

Is the Metafilter writer's group dead?

I guess the Metafilter writer's group is dead? I don't see any updates from the past two months.
posted by empath on Oct 9, 2006 - 66 comments

Blogathon tomorrow

Blogathon is tomorrow! Frykitty's project currently has 373 participants and pledges totalling over $66,000 for charity. Dobbs will be wrestling the blogathon to the fucking ground. I'll be writing about funny money. Any other mefites participating?
posted by jdroth on Jul 28, 2006 - 22 comments

Writing challenges, anyone?

Writing challenges, anyone? Would MF respond well to a weekly short writing challenge, perhaps posted on Fridays? Example challenge: Invent a new urban legend (in 50 words or less). There are no prizes, no scorekeeping, just for fun. Yes? No? Maybe? Try it?
posted by StarForce5 on Nov 23, 2005 - 31 comments

Lexicon community writing RPG

MeFites and MoFites are Lexiconing here. Fake scholarship at its best! Is this a self-link? An us-link?
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 22, 2005 - 4 comments

Spend more time phrasing your question so AskMe is awesome

The format of Ask Metafilter questions is still something that bothers me a little. To my mind, this is the ideal question style. It takes up five lines, but all the necessary information is expressed briefly on the front page. Next best thing: a post can't be compressed into a reasonable length, but judicious use of [More inside] whilst still giving enough information on the fornt page gives people an indication of how much help they can likely offer. This is ridiculous, however. Five lines occupied on the front page, of which only one word is of any use. The [More inside] then takes us to a statement of the question in - quess what? - only three lines. I think people should spend a little more time posing their queries so as to make the Ask.me front page as useful as possible.
posted by nthdegx on Aug 26, 2004 - 55 comments

any similar paper/screen elevatory quirks as they write?

I have a theory about my own laspes in grammar: whenever I'm applying text to paper, I can easily iron out my flubs with a high degree of accuracy. But once I begin typing onscreen or with a typewriter, my proofreader's eye is more prone to falter.

I suspect this is due to the differences between horizontal and vertical perception; while focusing upon the words as they are produced, it seems that anything beyond a 45 degree angle triggers off an odd left/right hemispherical conflict. But it would be just my luck to have an "shielded" LCD screen for my web work.

Has anyone else notices any similar paper/screen elevatory quirks as they write?
posted by Smart Dalek on Oct 2, 2002 - 18 comments

tips for writing quickly and well

13 tips for "writing quickly and well" (link inside). Any other pearls of wisdom?
posted by Voyageman on Mar 21, 2002 - 25 comments

"Write a better weblog" article

Surprised this hasn't surfaced here, but Dennis Mahoney has written a "Write A Better Weblog" article. He makes some good points, some of which many (myself included) MeFi'ers could stand a lesson in. And, you've gotta love the great Hemingway quote.
posted by Ufez Jones on Feb 22, 2002 - 42 comments

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